Sources from Pakistan told VOC News that the number of Afghanistani detained by the Pakistani police has increased recently, and a number of immigrants are arrested and deported every day.
Baqer Ahmadi, an activist for the rights of immigrants in Islamabad, said that there are many immigrants who have both a document from the United Nations High Commission, a passport, and a Pakistani visa, but are still detained and deported by the Pakistani police.
This occurred after Arzoo Ahmadi was detained by Pakistani police on his way to Islamabad on Sunday, June 4, and transported to a police station. Ms. Ahmadi, a Hazara athlete, told VOC News, “I was arrested by Pakistani police without having committed any crime.”
Since the Taliban came to power, migration has also increased. A few days ago, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees announced that the number of Afghanistani refugees had exceeded five million.
This international organisation added that this statistic is from 2021 to 2022. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees noted that the cause of all these displacements was increased violence, destructive conflicts, many persecutions, human rights violations, forced migrations, and natural disasters.