Photo: Taliban Consulate, Karachi

Pakistan releases 170 Afghan refugees from detention

The Taliban Consulate General in the Pakistani city of Karachi has said that 170 Afghan citizens, including women and children, have been released from detention there.

“Today, 170 of our countrymen were released from the prisons of Karachi and 30 others from the prisons of Larkneh and Sekar cities of Sindh province and were transferred to Afghanistan,” the consulate said in a tweet on Wednesday.

The government of Pakistan has been accused of arrest and mistreatment of Afghan refugees.

In a recently released report, UNHCR said 1.6 million Afghans had left Afghanistan since the Taliban’s takeover of the country in August 2021.