ISLAMABAD: Efforts are underway to repatriate illegal foreign nationals, including Afghans, back to their homeland in a dignified and secure manner. Yesterday, 2,473 illegal Afghan nationals were successfully returned, bringing the total repatriation count to 416,925. With only four days remaining, the citizens of Balochistan are rallying in support of the government’s decision, anticipating positive economic and law-and-order improvements.
The people of Balochistan are expressing their endorsement of the government’s move, hopeful that the departure of these unauthorized foreign residents will positively impact the region, which has been grappling with poverty and other challenges. Residents from various districts, including Pashin and Quetta, are highlighting the problems caused by the presence of illegal Afghan refugees and expressing optimism about their return to Afghanistan.
Acknowledging the dire poverty prevalent in Balochistan, residents are optimistic that the departure of these illegal foreign residents will pave the way for greater prosperity in the region. Those from Muslim Bagh specifically believe that the exit of illegal foreigners will contribute to the overall well-being of the area.
In response to the government’s initiative, illegally residing foreigners are voluntarily returning to Afghanistan through the Chaman border. The Facilitation Center established by FC Balochistan (North) at the Chaman border is fully operational, providing comprehensive support for the dignified and seamless evacuation of these illegal immigrants.
While Pakistan has a history of sheltering Afghanistan’s war victims, the caretaker government has set a deadline for illegal citizens to leave the country, emphasizing its commitment to maintaining peace and security within its borders. The presence of Afghan refugees has, at times, led to various issues, including crimes such as terrorism, drug-related activities, the proliferation of the Kalashnikov culture, and smuggling.