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Over 13,000 Afghan migrants deported from Pakistan in past ten days

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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

Pakistani media have reported that over the past ten days, 13,815 Afghan migrants have been deported from the country and returned to Afghanistan.

Radio Pakistan stated on Saturday, June 22, that since the start of the deportation initiative, a total of 620,981 Afghan citizens, including women and children, have been repatriated to their homeland.

According to reports during the past ten days, approximately 5,014 men, 4,087 women, and 4,714 Afghan children have returned to their country.

Meanwhile, the Bakhtar News Agency, under Taliban control, reported the return of 148 Afghan migrant families from Iran and Pakistan, both forcibly and voluntarily.

According to the report, they entered the country through border crossings in Nangarhar, Kandahar, Nimroz, and Herat provinces.

This comes as the expulsion of Afghan migrants from Pakistan and Iran has intensified in recent months, with hundreds entering the country daily.

Amnesty International also highlighted on World Refugee Day, June 20th, that Afghan migrants and refugees in Pakistan face numerous challenges, urging the world not to forget their plight.

According to UNDP statistics, approximately 1.6 million Afghan citizens have migrated to neighboring countries in the past two years.

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