Publish dateThursday 8 June 2023 - 08:50
Story Code : 271395
Pakistan should stop imprisoning Afghan refugees
The Consul General of the Islamic Emirate in Karachi says that Pakistan should stop imprisoning Afghan refugees and release those they have imprisoned.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Kabul: Abdul Jabbar Takhari, Consul General of the Islamic Emirate in Karachi, spoke about the release of these prisoners and said that they are trying to free all Afghan prisoners from Pakistani prisons: "25 prisoners, including one woman." And seven children were released from the prisons of Sindh and went home through Chaman. Efforts are being made to release the prisoners who are still in the prisons as soon as possible. We request the government of Pakistan to stop the plight of Afghans and the rest release the prisoners as soon as possible so that they can return to their homeland."
This diplomat of the Islamic Emirate wanted to stop the detention of Afghan refugees in Pakistan, as hundreds of Afghans are still in the prisons of Sindh and other Pakistani states.
After that, Pakistan made the arrest of Afghan refugees faster, as it became very difficult for Afghans to cross the borders of this country and the process of giving those visas was also complicated in an unprecedented way.
Among the detained people, the majority are those who do not have travel documents, but in the past, a number of Afghan refugees complained that they were detained and harassed by the Pakistani police even though they had documents.
Officials of the Islamic Emirate say that in the past few months, 2,342 Afghans who were imprisoned in Pakistan have been released and transferred to Afghanistan.
Amir Khan Muttaqi, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Emirate, had previously asked the Pakistani authorities to release the Afghans imprisoned in Pakistan for not having citizen documents.
Muniza Kakar, a lawyer defending Afghan refugees in Karachi, also confirmed that the Pakistani police has made the process of arresting Afghan refugees faster: "There are currently more than 200 Afghan prisoners in Sindh prisons. Also, the process of arresting Afghans, which had started, has become faster and in the last 15 days, six (FIRs) or complaints have been filed with the police, which include hundreds of Afghans."
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