In the wake of political and border tensions between Pakistan and the Taliban, reports have emerged regarding the forced expulsion of over a thousand Afghan refugees from Pakistan.
A reliable source at the Turkham border crossing, who wishes to remain anonymous, confirmed to Hasht-e Subh on Wednesday, September 27, that these individuals have been forcibly expelled by Pakistan in the past six days alone.
According to the source, the process of expelling Afghan refugees from Pakistan is ongoing on a daily basis and is of considerable scale.
This development starkly contrasts recent assertions by the Taliban Ministry of Migrants, which claimed that over 1,600 Afghan migrants had voluntarily returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan via the Spin Boldak border in Kandahar province from September 20 to September 22.
However, certain Pakistani media outlets have reported that, due to escalating tensions between Pakistan and the Afghan Taliban, Pakistan has decided to expel more than one million undocumented Afghan refugees.
According to statistics from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the number of Afghan migrants in Pakistan has surged to 3.7 million individuals in the country as of June this year.