The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Over 3,000 Afghan refugees deported from Iran, Pakistan in one day, ministry

KABUL: As many as 3,076 Afghan refugees have been forced by police to leave Iran and Pakistan over the past one day, the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriates said in a statement Tuesday. According to the statement, 2,477 Afghan immigrants have been forcibly deported from Iran and entered the country via Islam Qala port last day. At the same time, 599 Afghan immigrants have been expelled by the Pakistani secu     rity forces and returned to the country via Torkham and Spin Boldak ports, according to the statement. After their return to the country, the Afghans were provided with the necessary assistance by the relevant aid agencies. According to another report, about 40,000 Afghan refugees have been deported by the Iranian government and returned to the country via Islam Qala port during the past two and a half months of the current solar year. Sayed Hazrat Agha, a commissar in Islam Qala port, said that since the beginning of this year, around 40,000 Afghan immigrants had crossed the border and entered the country from Iran. He said currently about 3,000 people daily traveled to Iran legally and about 1,500 Afghans legally returned to their country. He stated that daily 2,000 to 2,500 people crossed the border into Herat from Iran, mostly forcibly evicted. Those returning to Afghanistan from Iran said the government should provide them with employment opportunities. The expulsion process of Afghan refugees has been accelerated by the Iranian and Pakistani governments as hundreds of thousands of Afghan immigrants have so far been deported by the governments of the two neighboring countries. The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.