• publish: 10 March 2018
  • time: 6:26 pm
  • category: International
  • No: 5994

Pakistan starts deportations of undocumented Afghans from next month  

Pakistan has said it will start the deportation process of undocumented Afghans from the first week of April as around 400,000 Afghans have not registered themselves.

Pakistani Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions Safron Abdul Qadir Baloch said on Friday that around 400,000 Afghan refugees had opted not to register themselves and they will be treated as aliens, not refugees.

The minister said that around one million Afghan refugees got themselves registered.

The children of the Afghan refugees who are studying in Pakistan, he said, would be awarded study visas adding that business visas would also be given to those refugees having business in the country.

He said that those refugees who are unregistered and living illegally in the Pakistan would be send back strictly, Pakistan Observer wrote.

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