Officials said on Wednesday that 66 prisoners, including children, have been released from the prisons in Sindh province of Pakistan.
According to the General Consulate of Afghanistan in Karachi, Pakistan, 66 prisoners, including eight children, were released on Wednesday in Karachi, Sindh province of Pakistan.
The prisoners were released from Karachi Central jail due to the efforts of the General Consulate of Afghanistan.
Based on the instructions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, the prisoners were transferred to Afghanistan via Chaman at the expense of the government, the statement said.
In January this year, Pakistani officials released 524 Afghan nationals whom they had accused of entering without valid travel documents.
Most Afghan nationals immigrate to neighbouring Pakistan for medical treatment, work and fleeing due to prosecution and security threats.
Some Afghan refugees do not have valid travel documents, particularly those who travel for medical treatment or flee due to security and prosecution by the current regime. As a result, the Pakistani officials arrest them due to a lack of invalid travel documents.
Meanwhile, Pakistan has hosted over three million registered Afghan refugees for decades.