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Pakistani authorities ban Afghan entry into Peshawar during Eid and Muharram

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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 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities have banned Afghan refugees from entering the provincial capital, Peshawar, during Eid al-Adha and Muharram.

“Afghan refugees in Peshawar will face a complete entry ban during Eid-ul-Azha and Muharram,” said Capital City Police Chief Qasim Ali Khan, as reported by Pakistan Observer.

He added that these measures were taken to ensure security during the religious occasions of Eid al-Adha and Muharram.

According to him, police will re-conduct security audits of sensitive locations and places of worship.

Pakistani officials have repeatedly claimed that attacks in this country are orchestrated in Afghanistan and carried out by Afghans.

The Taliban, however, has rejected the claim, saying that Afghanistan is not responsible for Pakistan’s security failure.

Meanwhile, Pakistan has initiated the forced deportation of Afghan refugees, escalating concerns amid the dire humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

Thousands of refugees, many of whom have lived in Pakistan for years, are now facing uncertain futures as they are forced to return to a country grappling with severe instability and economic hardship.

The deportations come at a time when Afghanistan is experiencing increased militant attacks and a deteriorating security situation.

Human rights organizations have criticized Pakistan’s actions, urging for a more compassionate approach that considers the refugees’ safety and the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan.

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