Pakistan deports over 1,700 Afghan migrants in 24 hours

Pakistani authorities deported 1,748 undocumented Afghan migrants on Tuesday, Dec. 19, according to local media reports, marking a continuation of high numbers similar to the previous day.

The migrants returned to Afghanistan via the Torkham border crossing in Nangarhar and the Spin Boldak crossing in Kandahar.

However, the Taliban-led Ministry of Refugees reported a lower figure, stating that approximately 1,000 migrants were repatriated on Tuesday through both border points.

The ministry detailed that 91 families, totaling 505 individuals, were expelled through the Spin Boldak crossing, while another 93 families, comprising 495 individuals, were deported via Torkham on the same day.

Since early November, the total number of undocumented Afghans repatriated stands at 440,124, as per the figures released by Pakistani media.