Publish dateTuesday 26 March 2024 - 10:16
Story Code : 287862
Pakistan plans to deport legal Afghan immigrants
Pakistani media, quoting officials of this country who did not want to reveal their names, have reported that the local administrations and the Pakistani police have received orders to establish the place of residence and collect the information of Afghan immigrants.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - International Service: Pakistani media have reported that Pakistan is preparing to launch the second phase of deportation of migrants with the aim of deporting nearly one million "undocumented" Afghan migrants.

Dan newspaper has written in a report that the district and police authorities have been ordered to establish the location and collect information about the whereabouts of these immigrants throughout the country.

In this report, an official, who did not want to be named, said that the district administrations and the police have received orders to speed up the location of Afghan citizenship card holders.

While a start date has not been set, the process of deporting hundreds of thousands of ID card holders is expected to begin in early to mid-summer, pending approval by the federal government.

According to AMO and according to Dawn's report, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Secretary Abed Majid said: "We have already started the mapping process. This process will increase after the month of Ramadan and we hope to complete this process by April 30.

United Nations statistics show that 2.18 million Afghan refugees live in Pakistan.

This figure includes 1.3 million immigrants who received cards in 2006 and 2007. And another 880 thousand have obtained these cards in 2017.

This is despite the fact that in the last few years, especially in the last two years, a number of people have migrated to Pakistan.

Pakistani officials estimate the number of these people to be 600,000 to 800,000, some of whom have valid travel documents but have an uncertain future.

Since October of last year, Pakistan started the process of forced deportation of undocumented immigrants. According to statistics, more than half a million undocumented Afghan immigrants have been deported from Pakistan.

Aid agencies report that returning migrants face a lack of shelter, food and job opportunities in Afghanistan.
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