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Long queues of Afghan refugees at UNHCR office in Quetta

Crossing points built at Chaman, Chaghai and Qamar din Karez
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A day before the deadline for illegal foreigners to leave Pakistan, Afghan refugees on Monday gathered at the United Nations Human Rights Council office in Quetta to inquire about their stay in the country.

The government has built information centres at the border areas between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Additionally, crossing points have been built on Friendship Gate at the Chaman border, Chagai, and Qamar Din in Balochistan.

The deadline for illegal foreigners living in Pakistan will end tomorrow (Tuesday) while the government has vowed to take action against those who still stay in the country without having documents.

Meanwhile, long queues of Afghan refugees including women having Proof of Registration Card (PoR) issued by the National Database and Registration Authority were seen outside the UNHCR office.

Read: Won’t come under pressure over illegal refugees expulsion, says minister

The refugees had arrived at the office to inquire about their status and to secure their documents.

It is pertinent to mention that the interim government has set the date of November 1, 2023, for all illegal foreigners to leave the country as part of the government’s crackdown on illegal immigrants.

During a meeting of the apex committee meeting on October 3, it was decided that the immigrants would have time to sell their assets and return to their country of origin. In case they fail to comply, they would be expelled and their properties confiscated.

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