Arrest of 800 Afghan refugees by police forces in Pakistan

2 Oct 2023
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Arrest of 800 Afghan refugees by police forces in Pakistan

Express Tribune has reported that Pakistani security forces have arrested 800 Afghan refugees from Islamabad and other parts of the country due to lack of legal documents during an operation.

This report was published on Sunday (May 9) and it is further stated that this operation was carried out by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) and Pakistan’s intelligence agencies.

It is said that after checking and confirming the residence documents of the detained people, half of them were released and about 375 Afghan citizens are still in detention and most likely these people will be released at the border to return to Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has reported that after the recent two-year developments in Afghanistan, more than 600,000 Afghan refugees have entered Pakistan, and the total number of Afghan refugees in this country has reached 3.7 million.

Since a few months, the detention of Afghan refugees in Pakistan has increased and the police of this country are following strict rules for immigrants who do not have legal documents for residence.
This is despite the fact that not long ago, the interim cabinet of Pakistan decided to deport 1.1 million Afghan refugees from this country.