PESHAWAR: The police have captured no less than 500 Afghan evacuees in a northwestern outskirt territory and extradited them as a security hazard, authorities said on Wednesday, a day prior to the expiry of an exile enrollment due date.
Pakistan has the world’s second biggest evacuee populace, with more than 1.5 million enrolled, and around a million unregistered, exiles from Afghanistan, the greater part of whom fled the Soviet control of their nation in the 1980s.
Enlistment cards permitting impermanent legitimate stay to Afghan displaced people got a six-month expansion from the administration after they terminated in December.
The administration has not yet declared a choice to reestablish the displaced people’s lawful status past June 30, in spite of the fact that, previously, it has developed due dates finally.
There are just 100,000 enlisted evacuees in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region, the site of Wednesday’s captures, said the common data clergyman, Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani.
“We don’t recommend any forceful battle against Afghan displaced people, yet we have been facilitating them for as long as 35 years and it is time they ought to do a reversal to their nation,” Ghani said.
Unregistered Afghans had turned into a noteworthy security issue for the administration, he said, encouraging the central government to return to its arrangement on the displaced people.
“On the off chance that Pakistan needs to host them, then it needs to enlist them and bring them under an appropriate system,” he included.
More than 2,000 exiles have been captured in the most recent month, and 400 were expelled to Afghanistan, Pakistan’s Dawn daily paper reported.
The quantity of Afghans deliberately returning home has dove for the current year as viciousness declines in Afghanistan, where the legislature and its U.S. associates are battling an obstinate Taliban uprising.
Around 6,000 Afghans have returned home from Pakistan so far in 2016, well beneath a year ago’s 58,211 intentional repatriations, the United Nations’ displaced person organization has said.
Numerous Afghans have lived in Pakistan for a considerable length of time and contribute altogether to its work power.
Be that as it may, Afghan evacuee camps have ended up “places of refuge for terrorists”, Pakistani outside approach boss Sartaj Aziz told a Pakistani TV station a week ago.
Pakistani government clergyman for states and outskirts districts Abdul Qadir Baloch likewise cautioned that Pakistan was not willing to host Afghan displaced people inconclusively.
Going by Pakistan a week ago, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said he had presented the defense to the administration for augmenting the June 30 due date.