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Friday, December 08, 2023  
23 Jumada Al-Awwal 1445  

Arrests continue as over 188,000 refugees leave country

Hundreds more have been sent to holding camps across the country
File photo.
File photo.

Illegal Afghan immigrants continue to leave the country as authorities continue to arrest and move them to holding centres.

Authorities said that a total of 6,584 refugees left Pakistan via the Torkham border on Sunday. The number included 892 families comprising 1,878 men, 1,624 women and 3,082 children.

Another 5,246 illegal citizens were sent back to Afghanistan via the Chaman border. The number included 1,717 men, 1,367 women and 2,162 children.

Authorities said that a total of over 188,000 Afghan refugees have so far left the country since the government first issued an ultimatum for their return on September 17.

Meanwhile, arrests continue to be made to transfer the illegal refugees to holding camps. On Sunday, 134 people from Karachi, 70 from Lahore and 14 from Islamabad were arrested and sent to holding camps for eventual deportation.

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