The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Over 13,000 Afghan refugees return home from Pakistan, Iran

Afghan nationals queue up at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing point in Chaman on August 17, 2021 to return back to Afghanistan. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)

KABUL: A total of 13,763 Afghan refugees returned home from Pakistan and Iran last day, the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation said in a statement Tuesday. “The newly arriving 1,237 Afghan families from Pakistan include 8,428 individuals who have been forced to return via Torkham port to the country,” the statement said, adding they have been given primary assistance in the port and have also been registered with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for further assistance. Also, 3,335 Afghan refugees have voluntarily or forcibly returned from Iran to the country, according to the statement. The Pakistani government has recently ordered all undocumented immigrants to leave the country by November 1 or face mass deportations, while hundreds of Afghans with legal migration documents have also been among the deported people. The Amnesty International has asked the government of Pakistan to immediately reverse its decision about the deportation of undocumented Afghan refugees and adhere to international human rights law, saying more than 1.4 million undocumented Afghan refugees are at imminent risk of deportation from Pakistan after the government imposed the deadline of Nov 1 for the refugees to leave the country. Furthermore, five schools in the capital Islamabad and the neighboring city of Rawalpindi that taught Afghan children in their national language were set to temporarily shut after Monday’s lessons ended, according to media. The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.