Taliban criticizes the UN for not protecting refugees in Pakistan

The Taliban embassy in Islamabad has criticized the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Pakistan for failing to provide cooperation in preventing the persecution of refugees in Pakistan.

The embassy says refugees in Pakistan are facing serious challenges.

On the occasion of World Refugee Day, the Taliban’s embassy expressed concerns about the situation of refugees in Pakistan through a tweet, emphasizing that the country’s police are detaining and subjecting them to persecution under various pretexts.

The embassy claims that approximately 4,000 refugees have been released from Pakistani prisons by the Taliban.

Urging the Pakistani police to cease the harassment of citizens of Afghanistan, the Taliban embassy called upon the UNHCR Islamabad and other refugee organizations to address the issues faced by refugees in Pakistan.

Over the past few months, Pakistani police have arrested hundreds of citizens of Afghanistan in various cities across the country, some of whom have been deported back to Afghanistan.