TTP Condemns Detention of Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

Saturday, 09/16/2023

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) condemned the detention of Afghan refugees in Karachi city of Pakistan.

In a statement, TTP said that Pakistani forces desire to take "millions" of rupees from refugees in the form of bribe. At the same time, TTP also denied the involvement of Afghans in the recent attacks in Pakistan.

In the statement, it said that the government of Pakistan has double standard towards Afghans. It added that the Pakistani government "calls the Afghan government a brother" and on the other hand they "commit crimes against Afghan refugees”.

TTP stressed that Afghan citizens were not involved in the group's attacks in Pakistan, and said that "it is unreasonable to launch large-scale and coordinated attacks that were carried out in Chitral from outside Pakistan”.

Recently, Pakistani Taliban launched an attack in Chitral district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa state of Pakistan, which killed several Pakistani security forces.

TTP claimed that the Pakistani police arrested "Afghan refugees and daily wage laborers" under the pretext of alleged Afghan involvement in the Karachi violences.

The group urged the people of Pakistan to demonstrate their goodwill towards the Afghan population in order to alleviate the escalating oppression.

Since the Taliban’s takeover of power in Afghanistan, TTP has increased its attacks against the Pakistani security forces.

Pakistani officials, including the country's Army Chief of Staff, said that Afghan citizens have been involved in attacks against Pakistani forces.

At the same time, the Pakistani police has intensified the detention of Afghan refugees inside Pakistan. Human rights organisations have expressed concern over the detention and situation of Afghan refugees in Pakistan.

On the other hand, in a letter, TTP ordered the military commissions of their group in the north and south of Pakistan not to recruit Afghans into their ranks.

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