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Pakistan Releases and Deports over 30 Undocumented Afghan Refugees

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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).

Pakistan released over 30 undocumented Afghan refugees, who were held in Pakistani jails for lacking proper documentation, and sent them back to Afghanistan.

According to a report by Afghanistan National Television, the state-run media in Afghanistan, on Tuesday, November 29, 32 undocumented Afghan refugees were released from Pakistani prisons and were deported to Afghanistan.

Authorities for refugees and repatriation in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, which is bordered by Pakistan, confirmed the release and deportation of Afghan refugees who lacked the necessary registration and papers.

Albeit, the precise number of irregular Afghan refugees detained in the prisons of Pakistan is still unknown, authorities previously confirmed the release and deportation of another batch of 35 refugees.

With the political unrest in Afghanistan, a large number of refugees sought asylum in the Afghan bordering countries of Iran, Tajikistan, and Pakistan.

Many of them are currently waiting to be resettled in other western countries, while many Afghans have already been relocated to different countries as part of the evacuation process.

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