Over 800 Afghan refugees deported by Pakistan in two days

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan has deported at least 837 Afghan refugees to their homeland over the past two days, according to the Taliban’s Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation.

The ministry said the refugees crossed back into Afghanistan through the Spin Boldak and Torkham border points on April 18-19. The group included 90 families.

Pakistan recently began the second phase of its deportation initiative, targeting both undocumented and documented Afghan refugees to leave the country.

The deportations have drawn criticism from human rights organizations, which argue that the lives of many refugees will be at risk under Taliban rule in Afghanistan.