- New crossings were established on the Afghan border in Balochistan: Achakzai.
- Transit camps equipped with facilities were established.
- More than 280,000 Afghans have left Pakistan since the new policy was announced.
Authorities on Monday opened three new border crossings in Balochistan to speed up the repatriation of illegal immigrants, including undocumented Afghans.
Jan Achakzai, Balohiktan’s interim information minister, said new crossings had been established along the Afghan border in the province in addition to the main crossing in Chaman district. reuters informed of.
The return of illegal foreign nationals, including Afghans, to their homeland continues and thousands of Afghan citizens are returning to Afghanistan through the Torkham and Chaman borders on a daily basis.
Apart from other measures for the dignified return of Afghans to their country, transit camps equipped with all facilities have also been set up in various districts for their temporary accommodation.
Many Afghans have chosen to go home voluntarily to avoid deportation under government pressure to expel undocumented migrants.
Pakistan’s move affects more than 1 million Afghans, many of whom Islamabad says have been involved in terrorist attacks and crime.
He said the main square was filled with Afghan refugees willing to return home voluntarily.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), more than 280,000 Afghan nationals have left Pakistan since the new policy was announced in early October.
Islamabad has launched round-up operations across the country after the voluntary departure deadline expired on November 1.
Pakistan has so far rejected calls from the United Nations, rights groups and Western embassies to reconsider its expulsion plan or identify and protect Afghans who risk persecution at home.
Kabul has also asked Islamabad to give sufficient time to Afghan citizens to leave.
The expulsion operation has plunged relations between the neighbors to a new low, with Islamabad reiterating its claim that terrorists use Afghan soil to plan and carry out attacks in Pakistan.
The mass migration has also raised fears of a humanitarian crisis as Kabul grapples with hundreds of thousands of people arriving and living in makeshift tent villages along the border at the start of winter.