Reports indicate that Pakistani security forces have apprehended 800 Afghan refugees in operations conducted in Islamabad and its vicinity.
The Express Tribune reported on Sunday, October 1st, that Pakistan’s Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and intelligence agencies carried out this operation.
According to the report, approximately half of these individuals were released after verifying their residence documents, while a minimum of 375 Afghan nationals remain in detention, with the likelihood of their release at the border to return to Afghanistan.
The detention and expulsion of Afghan migrants from Pakistan have escalated in recent months.
Previously, the interim Pakistani government decided to deport 1.1 million Afghan refugees from the country.
Sources have informed the Express Tribune that the Taliban are also aware of Pakistan’s decision.
Recently, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that following the Taliban’s resurgence in Afghanistan, 600,000 Afghan refugees have entered Pakistan.