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45 Afghan nationals released from Pakistani prisons

45 Afghan nationals released from Pakistani prisons

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7 Jun 2023 - 15:43
45 Afghan nationals released from Pakistani prisons
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7 Jun 2023 - 15:43

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan embassy in Islamabad says 45 undocumented Afghan nationals have been released from prisons in Pakistan.

The Afghan mission tweeted that with efforts of the Afghan consulate in Karachi, 25 Afghan nationals were released from jails in Sindh, 15-20 in Islamabad.

Earlier, hundreds of Afghan nationals have been freed from Pakistan prisons before. Two weeks ago, 66 prisoners were released and returned to the country.

Yalda Ahmadi (not real name), an Afghan immigrant who has been staying in Pakistan for the past 16 months, said Afghan refugees were being harassed by police and facing a host of problems in the neighboring country.

Slamming Pakistani police’s ill-treatment, she said: “Pakistani police do not respect women, children, men, and even those who have legal documents such as visa holders.”

Ahmadi claimed that Pakistani police first detain Afghans and after making sure that they hold visas, then they demand money for their release.

She says her visa has been expired but could not renew it, so she is staying in one of the remote areas due to police fear.

Shahla, one of the former employees of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, who currently lives in Islamabad, also complained about the ill-treatment of Pakistani police with Afghan refugees.

She said her visa had been expired and imprisoned in her house and unable to go outside due to police fear.

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