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Over 1,200 Afghan migrants return from Pakistan

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmatihttps://www.khaama.com
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation said that over 1,269 Afghan refugees returned home from Pakistan via Spin Boldak in Kandahar province.

More than 1,200 Afghan migrants have returned from Pakistan, with 116 former prisoners released from Karachi jails, as officials in Spin Boldak confirmed.

The repatriation effort saw 144 families choosing to return to Afghanistan voluntarily.

Upon registration and submission of the required documents for processing, the returning Afghan migrants were directed to the offices of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

These organizations played a pivotal role in assisting the returnees with their transition and reintegration process.

Several returnees required medical assistance due to illness, ensuring their health needs were promptly addressed as part of the repatriation process.

According to the reports, approximately 50,000 Afghan refugees have been repatriated from Iran in the past month, according to the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation of Afghanistan.

The Ministry disclosed on its social media platform X (formerly Twitter) that these refugees entered the country via the Silk Road and the Islam Qala border crossing.

Of these, 46,838 refugees returned through the Silk Road, while 2,652 crossed via the Islam Qala border crossing.

Among them, 569 returnees have been referred to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for further assistance.

This return surge follows an escalating trend of Afghan refugees being expelled or voluntarily returning from Iran and Pakistan.

The Ministry officials have noted a daily influx of hundreds of Afghan migrants from Iran, contributing to over two million repatriated refugees in the past two years.

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