The representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Pakistan said in a news conference yesterday that since the announcement of the decision of the Pakistani government to deport "illegal" immigrants and asylum seekers from this country, 374 thousand Afghan immigrants have returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan.
The Ministry of Immigrants and Returnees Affairs of the Islamic Emirate has announced that on the 30th, 3,916 Afghan immigrants entered the country from Pakistan through Torkham and Spin Boldak borders.
In a meeting with the officials of the humanitarian aid program for refugees, the Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation has asked the International Organization for Migration to continue its assistance to the new returnees of Afghan refugees in Spin Boldak and Torkham ports.
The press office of the governor of the Islamic Emirate in Nangarhar has announced that the Torkham crossing has been closed again to the traffic of passengers and trolley cars, hours after it was reopened on Thursday.
After the Pakistan government recently agreed to waive customs duty on the produce from Afghanistan and Iran. A total of 530 trucks carrying tomatoes and onions have crossed the border at Torkham in the past four days.