Afghan Refugees: ‘Do not expel Afghan refugees by force’, Taliban urges Pakistan
ANI, Kabul. Pakistan is taking action to evacuate Afghan refugees from its country in a phased manner. Taliban has reacted to this decision of Pakistan. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has called on countries hosting Afghan refugees not to forcibly deport them. Taliban says that Afghan migrants are not ready for this yet.
Zabihullah Mujahid also called for tolerance on the basis of Islamic and neighborly etiquette, news agency ANI quoted Afghan news channel Tolo News as saying. A Taliban spokesman said that due to wars in Afghanistan in the last 45 years, Afghans have been forced to migrate to different countries.
Afghans have not created problems in host countries – Mujahid
According to Mujahid’s statement, Afghans have not created problems or instability in the host countries. He urged neighboring countries to treat refugees better, Tolo News reported. In fact, this statement of Taliban has come at a time when the caretaker government of Pakistan has declared October 31 as the deadline for Afghan refugees to leave the country.
20 lakh Afghan refugees should leave Pakistan- Pak government
The Pakistan government has asked about 2 million Afghan refugees to leave the country, failing which they will be forcibly deported. “The material, wealth and other property of the Afghans who are being forcibly deported are their personal property and no one has the right to confiscate it from them and impose unfair and unjust conditions on them,” the government statement said. ”
Taliban urges Afghan citizens to return to the country
At the same time, the Taliban urged Afghan citizens facing deportation due to political concerns to return to the country, saying that they can live their lives peacefully in Afghanistan.
A group of Afghan refugees on Monday launched a protest outside the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Islamabad to protest against Pakistan’s forced expulsion of refugees, Khaama Press reported.
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