Baluchistan Authorities Urge Afghan Refugees to Leave Pakistani Province by Tuesday

Monday, 04/15/2024

Sources informed Afghanistan International that authorities in the Baluchistan province of Pakistan have warned Afghan migrants to voluntarily leave the villages of the province by Tuesday.

The police have stated that those holding Afghan Citizen Cards (ACC) and Proof of Registration (PoR) cards have also been given this warning.

On Monday, Afghan immigrants told Afghanistan International that the police have warned that if they do not leave the villages of Baluchistan by 8am local time on Tuesday, April 16, they will be forcibly deported.

According to the sources, the police have warned Afghan refugees in the villages of Karas, Bazaar Naw, and Pishin in Baluchistan that they must evacuate these villages and return to Afghanistan voluntarily.

Earlier, the Pakistani government had announced that migrants holding ACC and PoR cards would not be expelled from Pakistan, but now provincial authorities in Baluchistan are saying that even legal migrants will be expelled.

PoR and ACC cards are identity documents for Afghan migrants that allow them to legally reside in Pakistan.

This card is valid throughout the country. This comes as the Pakistani government had announced that the second phase of expelling Afghan migrants from Pakistan would soon begin.

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