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Amnesty International is concerned about the beginning of the second phase of deportation of Afghan refugees

Amnesty International is concerned about the beginning of the second phase of deportation of Afghan refugees

In a new statement, Amnesty International strongly criticized Pakistan’s plans to continue deporting Afghan citizens, citing the danger to many of their lives.

This organization asked the international community to immediately expedite the asylum cases and resettlement of Afghan citizens in Pakistan.

Also, Amnesty International has asked the government of Pakistan to stop mass deportations of migrants and asylum seekers and to adhere to the rights of refugees according to international human rights laws.

This statement was issued while Pakistan plans to start the second phase of deporting Afghan citizens from April 15. According to Pakistani media reports, at this stage the holders of “Afghanistan Citizenship Card” will be deported and they will be asked to return to Afghanistan voluntarily first, otherwise they will be arrested and deported.

This statement also mentioned the continuation of the next stages of deportations and asked the government of Pakistan to refrain from deporting temporary residence card holders in the next stages.

It should be noted that since the end of last year, Pakistan has started the first phase of deporting Afghan immigrants without documents, and reports show that more than half a million Afghan citizens have returned to their country from Pakistan.