Pakistan deports 1,479 Afghan migrants in two days


KABUL, Afghanistan — As the deportation of undocumented immigrants continue by Pakistan, 1,479 Afghan migrants were in past two days, according to figures by Taliban-run refugees ministry.

The ministry noted that 142 families, including 813 refugees, returned to the country via the Torkham crossing, while 117 families, including 666 refugees, returned through the Spin Boldak crossing.

Meanwhile, the Taliban-run Bakhtar news agency reported that 40 families returned through the Silk Path, and 20 others returned through the Islam Qala port from Iran.

Both Pakistan and Iran have recently escalated efforts to deport Afghan refugees residing in their territories. The late Iranian Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, who died in a helicopter crash, had urged the UN to facilitate the return of Afghan refugees to their country. Pakistan also began the second phase of deportation of refugees in mid-April.