Over 220,000 Migrants Returned To Afghanistan, Confirms Pakistan

Monday, 11/13/2023

Pakistan announced that so far 220,398 immigrants without legal documentations have returned to Afghanistan through the Torkham and Chaman crossings.

Pakistan's state radio reported that thousands of undocumented immigrants return to their country through these two crossings every day.

According to this media report, on Sunday, 3,043 people returned to Afghanistan with 312 vehicles.

However, there is a difference between the figures published by the Taliban and the Pakistani media.

The Taliban Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation reported that a total of 5,570 migrants returned via the Torkham and Spin Boldak crossings on Sunday.

The Taliban had announced the return of 200,000 people to the country, earlier.

On October 3, Pakistan set a deadline for undocumented immigrants to leave the country voluntarily.

Following that, the Ministry of Interior of Pakistan now forcibly deports the immigrants.

As per estimates provided by the interim government of Pakistan, prior to the announcement of this decision, there were approximately 1.7 million Afghan immigrants residing in the country without legal documentation.

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