Former Afghan President, Hamid Karzai has criticized Pakistan for mistreating Afghan refugees who had to cross the border for safety following the collapse of Afghan government last year.
Based on the media reports, over 1,100 Afghan refugees including women and children have been arrested and imprisoned in Sindh state of Pakistan, Hamid Karzai tweeted on Monday.
The former Afghan President, Hamid Karzai has expressed his concerns about the mistreating of Pakistan’s government with the Afghan refugees and has called on Pakistan’s administration to take health approaches towards the Afghan immigrants in Pakistan and treat them based on the international laws and human rights values.
Karzai has also asked the United Nations and human rights organizations to monitor the situation with the efforts of providing better living conditions for the Afghan refugees in Pakistan and defend their basic rights.
This comes as millions of Afghan refugees have been housed in different states of Pakistan for multiple years, however, this number has tremendously increased following the collapse of Afghanistan’s republic administration last year.
According to Khaama Press’s monitoring desk, thousands of Afghans cross Turkham and Spin Boldak borders on a daily basis, most of whom do not hold valid entry permit and visas.
One of the main motive behind the increasing number of Afghan immigrants in Pakistan is the political instability and economic crisis in Afghanistan. Thousands of Afghans have lost jobs after the international agencies and aid organizations left Afghanistan last year.
Afghan immigrants in Pakistan do not hold legal status as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has not yet launched the process of registering the immigrants.