Over 3,200 Afghan migrants repatriated as Pakistan intensifies deportations

Pakistani media reported a notable surge in deportations, with 3,250 undocumented Afghan migrants repatriated to Afghanistan on November 23. This increase follows the announcement by the Pakistani government of a second phase of deportations.

The repatriations took place through the Chaman and Torkham border crossings, marking a substantial rise compared to the numbers deported in the preceding day.

On November 22, at least 2,600 undocumented Afghan migrants entered Pakistan. Concurrently, the government unveiled plans for the expulsion of over one million undocumented migrants, framing it as the second phase of repatriation.

Over the last 23 days, a cumulative total of 249,083 Afghans have been repatriated to Afghanistan.