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Charter Flight Carrying 324 Afghan Refugees from Pakistan Lands in Canada

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Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).

A charter flight from Pakistan carrying 324 Afghan refugees landed in Winnipeg, the capital of the Canadian province of Manitoba, according to local media in Canada.

The Canadian Immigration Service, officially known as Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), stated on Friday, August 27, that the flight contained interpreters and others who had worked with the Canadian forces and allied institutions.

Following the fall of the Afghan government to the Taliban, the federal government committed to resettling 40,000 Afghans in Canada. This charter is a part of that commitment.

According to IRCC figures, 17,655 Afghan citizens have been relocated to Canada since the evacuation process began. This process is still ongoing, and this department says that efforts are being made to relocate thousands more.

Through a humanitarian effort and a special immigration program for Afghans who supported the government, about 17,600 Afghans have been welcomed to Canada thus far.

The Taliban took control of Kabul, the country’s capital and largest city, on August 15, 2021. Since then, Afghanistan has seen the world’s “worst” humanitarian crisis, with millions of people struggling to get food on the table while losing basic rights for women and girls.

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