Pakistan released Afghan refugees
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Taliban: Pakistan Released 400 Afghan Detainees

Pakistan has released 400 Afghan refugees from its detention centers, the Taliban-controlled Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported on Tuesday, November 15.

Reports indicate that Pakistan police have recently detained more than a thousand Afghan refugees in its Sindh Province for not having the required legal documents to stay in the country.

Citing the spokesperson of the Taliban’s Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation, Abdul Muttalib Haqqani, the BNA added that efforts are underway to release the remaining Afghan refugees as well.

A week earlier, Afghanistan’s Embassy in Islamabad — currently controlled by the Taliban leadership in Kabul — had also confirmed the release of 30 Afghan refugees in Pakistan’s Sindh province.

Pakistan and Iran are destinations for millions of illegal Afghan migrants who mostly enter these neighboring countries in search of a safe haven.

The Pakistani government has often detained Afghan refugees for not having the required legal documents.