Taliban calls for more time for Afghans to leave Pakistan

KABUL: Afghanistan’s Taliban authorities on Wednesday urged Pakistan to present undocumented Afghans within the nation extra time to go away as strain mounts at border posts swarmed by hundreds of returnees fleeing the specter of deportation.
The Pakistani authorities has given 1.7 million Afghans it says reside illegally within the nation till November 1 to go away voluntarily or be forcibly eliminated.
Greater than 130,000 folks have left Pakistan because the order was given at the beginning of October, in response to border officers within the cities of Torkham and Chaman, creating bottlenecks on both aspect of the crossings.
In a press release, Taliban authorities thanked Pakistan and different international locations which have hosted thousands and thousands of Afghans who fled their nation throughout a long time of battle, however “requested them to not forcibly deport Afghans with little discover however to present them time to arrange”.
Since taking energy in 2021, the Taliban authorities has urged Afghans to return dwelling, however has additionally condemned Pakistan’s actions, saying nationals are being punished for tensions between Islamabad and Kabul, and calling for folks to be given extra time to depart.

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