ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A number of youth, who went to Iran in search of work, say they crossed the border after much difficulties, but were deported, urging the Afghan government to provide them with work and assistance.
Bismallah, a resident of central Uruzgan province, who went to neighboring Iran almost eight years back, was recently deported by Iranian forces. He told Pajhwok Afghan News he went to Iran due to lack of work and poverty in the country.
He said he and a number of other Afghan workers experienced bitter time in Iran and even they were not paid after work and deported empty handed.
He said he now faced multiple economic issues, urging the Afghan government to provide them job opportunity along with aid.
Zubirullah, another deportee and a resident of Shakardara district of Kabul, told Pajhwok that dozens of Afghans were forcibly returned from Iran without money.
A number of other deported Afghan workers from Iran held similar views and urged the Afghan government to provide them with work inside the country.
Gul Ahmad Ahmadi, Nimroz deputy council head, told Pajhwok that Afghans travelled to Iran due to lack of work and poverty in their homeland.
He strongly condemned such treatment of Afghan laborers at the hands of the Iranian government and termed it against all Islamic and human principles.