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Pashtun Protection Movement reacts to detention of Afghan refugees in Pakistan

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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

In light of the recent detention of Afghan immigrants in Pakistan, the Pashtun Protection Movement (PTM) has taken proactive steps to address this issue internationally.

PTM has penned a formal letter to the United Nations (UN), seeking their urgent intervention and attention to the plight of these individuals.

This movement, on Tuesday, stated to the media that they had submitted a complaint to the United Nations Human Rights Council in reaction to the harassment and mistreatment of immigrants in Pakistan.

Additionally, the Pashtun Protection Movement has criticized the recent actions of the Pakistani police against Afghan immigrants, labelling them as unethical and illegal. They have vowed not to remain silent on this matter.

This reaction comes as Pakistan, just two days ago, detained over 200 Afghan refugees in Islamabad, the capital of the country. According to sources, these immigrants included individuals who were employed in the city’s fruit and vegetable market and were detained by the Pakistani police.

Previously, the Pakistani government had detained some Afghan citizens due to their lack of permanent residency status and deported them back to Afghanistan.

Furthermore, reports suggest that the detained Afghan refugees possessed “PoR cards” (Proof of Registration cards), but the Pakistani authorities did not consider this and confiscated their legal residency cards.

It is worth noting that the PoR card, also known as the “Registration Certificate,” is an identity document issued by the United Nations for Afghan refugees, granting them legal residency rights in Pakistan.

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