Over 1,200 Afghan migrants deported by Pakistan return home

More than 1,200 migrants deported by Pakistan have returned to Afghanistan in the past two days, according to the Taliban-run refugees ministry.

The ministry stated that 154 families, comprising 782 individuals, crossed back into Afghanistan through the Torkham border, while another 77 families, totaling 421 individuals—15 of whom had been imprisoned in Pakistan—returned via the Spin Boldak crossing.

In a separate report, Bakhtar, a Taliban-controlled news agency, announced that 72 refugee families had returned from Iran on Friday through the Pul-e Abrisham crossing. An additional 60 families reportedly returned through the Islam Qala crossing.

Both Pakistan and Iran have consistently urged Afghan migrants to return to their homeland.