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Freed from jails, Pakistan deports Afghan prisoners

Freed from jails, Pakistan deports Afghan prisoners

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22 Feb 2022 - 15:56
Freed from jails, Pakistan deports Afghan prisoners
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22 Feb 2022 - 15:56

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-three Afghans after being freed from different Pakistani jails have been handed over to Afghan authorities in Torkham port.

Pakistani officials handed over the 23 Afghans to local officials in Nangarhar province on Tuesday, a statement from the Governor House said.

The freed Afghans had been arrested in Pakistan in connection with different crimes. They were released from jails and handed over to Afghan authorities, the statement added.

According to UNHCR, the freed Afghans were provided fare so they could reach their homes.

In the past as well, Pakistan had handed over Afghan prisoners to local officials in Torkham.

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