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Pakistan: Arrest of Afghanistani migrants intensifying
Afghanistan Migrants
Afghan refugees takes shelter in a tent after being displaced by the monsoon flooding in Nowshera District, Pakistan. Photo Courtesy: UNHCR/Usman Ghani

Pakistan: Arrest of Afghanistani migrants intensifying

| @indiablooms | 25 Oct 2023, 12:01 pm

Several Afghanistan migrants have said Pakistani authorities have increased their detention as the interim government's November 1 deadline to expel the migrants approaches.

Meanwhile, the consulate of Islamic Emirate in Karachi, Pakistan says that from the start of the current month more than 120,000 Afghan migrants left Pakistan, reports Tolo News.

The migrants aid they are currently in a bad situation in Pakistan.

"Recently the Pakistani police are harassing Afghan migrants more than ever and police are looking for migrants in the towns,” Bezhan Hussaini, an Afghan migrant in Pakistan, told Tolo News.

"Here in Pakistan, Afghan migrants are facing lots of issues and the police of this country enter the houses of migrants and after arresting them, take them to jail,” said Mohammad Omaid, an Afghan migrant in Pakistan.

Abdul Jabar Takhari, Consular of the Islamic Emirate in Karachi, told Tolo News more than 120,000 Afghan migrants have left Pakistan.

"In this period more than 120,000 Afghan migrants left Pakistan and this process is continuing. We want the government of Pakistan to extend this process so the migrants are able to leave the country on a regular basis,” said Abdul Jabar Takhari, Consular of the Islamic Emirate in Karachi, Pakistan.

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