The caretaker prime minister of Pakistan, Anwaar ul Haq Kakar, called on Afghans who are living in the country illegally to return to Pakistan after getting a visa.
Anwaar ul Haq Kakar said in a press conference that all illegal immigrants should leave that country.
“Those Afghans who have been living in Pakistan for more than 40 or 50 years should return to their country and get a passport and visa to return to the country so that what we are doing has a legal aspect,” said Kakar.
“Pakistan is against international conventions regarding the forced deportation of migrants,” said Asifa Stanikzai, a refugee issue analyst.
“Challenges have arisen for some people, especially in the Spin Boldak area, where our Afghans live and commute daily, and those people avoid getting passports and say it is a problem for them,” said Abdul Rahman Raofi, head of the Afghan refugee’s council in Pakistan.
“The situation is such that when we apply for a visa, it is repeatedly rejected, and it is not easily available to us,” said Sial Mohammad Wesal, an Afghan refugee.
the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations calls these deportations of immigrants forced and said that 55 thousand families have been returned to the country through Spin Boldek.
“Unfortunately, our neighboring countries, Pakistan and Iran, have deported Afghan immigrants, who have been living there for many years, against the laws of the United Nations,” said Abdul Rahman Rashid, deputy of the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation.
In the last three days, more than 6,000 Afghan refugees have returned to Afghanistan.