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Supportive organizations call on UN to halt forced expulsion of Journalists from Pakistan

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Fidel Rahmati
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Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

The Federation of Organizations Supporting Journalists’ Rights in Exile has urgently appealed to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organization for Migration, urging them to intervene and prevent the forced deportation of Afghan journalists and media activists currently residing in Pakistan.

On Monday, the Federation issued a joint statement with international media and journalist advocacy organizations, calling for collective action to prevent the expulsion of journalists and media professionals.

In this statement, it is reported that Afghan journalists in Pakistan have received eviction notices from Pakistani security forces in the past two days, as stated by Afghan journalists based in Pakistan.

The Federation of Organizations Supporting Journalists’ Rights in Exile emphasizes that following the rise of the Taliban administration, thousands of Afghan journalists and media personnel migrated to Pakistan due to security threats.

Furthermore, the statement notes that “the Federation in exile urges international organizations, especially the United Nations Migration Office, to prevent the forced expulsion of Afghan journalists and media activists from the country.”

Previously, the Federation of Organizations Supporting Journalists’ Rights in Exile had called on the United Nations to prevent arbitrary detentions and forced expulsions of Afghan journalists by the Pakistani government.

This comes at a time when the Pakistani government has set a deadline for the expulsion of Afghan migrants from the country.

Simultaneously, Pakistani authorities have reported that nearly 200,000 Afghan citizens have voluntarily returned to their country in the past two months.

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