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26 Afghan Detainees Return Home from Pakistan

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation said on Wednesday that 26 Afghan detainees were released from Pakistani prisoners and returned home.

The detainees were brought from the prisons in Pakistan via the Spin Boldak border crossing. Women and children who had been imprisoned in Sindh province for lacking residency documents were among those who had been released, according to the Ministry.

Over the past few months, hundreds of undocumented Afghan nationals, including women and children, have been imprisoned in Pakistan’s prisons, including Karachi and Sindh, confronting fierce criticism by national and international entities.

The organizations, particularly the Pakistan Human Rights Commission and the UN Refugee Agency, urged the government of Pakistan to treat Afghan citizens decently.

137 Afghan citizens were released from Karachi prison earlier this month and returned home. 

Women and children were detainees among the prisoners, and hundreds of Afghans remain in jails across Pakistan.

In a separate report by the Ministry of refugees and repatriation, more than 1880 Afghan nationals returned to the country from Iran on Thursday.

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