Pakistan deports nearly 1,000 migrants to Afghanistan in two days

Nearly 1,000 migrants deported by Pakistan have returned to Afghanistan in the past two days, according to the Taliban’s Ministry of Refugees.

The ministry stated on X that 954 Afghan migrants were expelled from Pakistan over the last two days. Of these, 710 individuals entered the country through the Spin Boldak border, while 244 others returned via the Torkham crossing.

Meanwhile, the Taliban-run Bakhtar News Agency reported that over 40 Afghan refugee families were deported from Pakistan and returned to Afghanistan on Friday. The agency noted that 24 families entered Afghanistan through the Spin Boldak border crossing, while another 19 families returned via the Torkham crossing.

This comes as Pakistan began the second phase of forced deportations of Afghan refugees in mid-April. Iran, another neighboring country hosting millions of Afghan refugees, has also intensified the deportation process of Afghan migrants.