Pakistan Proves Mass Deportation Possible: 500k Afghans Ejected in 4 Months

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National Pulse
Article date: 
13 February 2024
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National News
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Pakistan has removed half a million Afghans from its territory in just four months, with most of them self-deporting after the government in Islamabad threatened to arrest people without legal status en masse.

An estimated 1.7 million Afghans were living in Pakistan illegally before the authorities announced a November 1, 2023, deadline for illegals to leave or face arrest. Most of the Afghans who returned to their homeland did so before this deadline, but a steady stream of illegals who missed it are continuing to cross back...

Afghanistan is often used as a staging ground for terror attacks on Pakistan, and Afghans often lack proper identification...