Intl Migrants Day has arrived while Afghanistan witnessed the deportation of thousands of migrants from Pakistan, Iran and other countries in recent months.
Coinciding with International Migrants Day, the senior officials of the Islamic Emirate on Monday in a ceremony asked the countries not to use Afghan immigrants as a political tool.
Criticizing the deportation of Afghan immigrants by some neighboring countries, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, deputy prime minister for economic affairs, asked these countries to deal legally with Afghan immigrants.
International Migrants Day has arrived while Afghanistan witnessed the deportation of thousands of migrants from Pakistan, Iran and other countries in recent months.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, said: “The expulsion of our Muslim brothers by the countries is an illegal decision and against fairness and good neighborliness. The perpetrators failed to achieve the goals that were behind this persecution [expulsion].”
Second Deputy Prime Minister, Abdul Salam Hanafi, who was present at the ceremony at the Government Media and Information Center (GMIC), said: “A large number of our brothers and sisters returned to their homeland from different countries, the number of them reaches more than 700,000, who came to Afghanistan in a short time and by force.”
The Islamic Emirate’s Prime Minister, Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, in a message on the occasion of International Migrants Day, asked international institutions to support the rights of Afghan immigrants.
Khalil Rahman Haqqani, the acting Minister of Refugees and Repatriation, discussed the causes of illegal migrations in the country during the commemoration of the International Migrants Day.
Khalil Rahman Haqqani, the acting minister for refugees and repatriation, said: “Afghans were tortured by different countries and are present all over the world. Even now, after forty years of sadness and poverty, they destroyed their property, children, culture and customs.”
The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation has also announced the creation of fifteen committees, including the land distribution committee, to deal with the problems of immigrants who have just returned to the country.