Pakistan deports more Afghan migrants as deportations continue

Afghan migrants returning from Pakistan through Spin Boldak border crossing in Kandahar. File photo.

Islamabad continued its deportation of undocumented immigrants, with Pakistani media reporting the repatriation of 1,016 Afghan migrants on Monday, Jan. 8. The migrants were deported through the Torkham and Spin Boldak border crossings.

To date, 462,799 undocumented Afghans have been repatriated to Afghanistan.

The Pakistani government has reiterated its stance that no foreigner will be allowed to stay in Pakistan without legal documents. These remarks were made during a meeting held in Islamabad on Monday, with the Interior Secretary presiding.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior revealed that during the meeting, it was decided to expedite the process of confiscating businesses and properties belonging to all foreigners staying illegally in the country.