Islamabad orders Sindh to deport of 24 Afghans
KARACHI (Pajhwok) The government of Pakistan's province has made preparation for deporting 24 Afghan inmates, who had been detained for illegal entry, an official said on Saturday.
The Interior Ministry Islamabad directed Sindh authorities to hand over the people jailed in Karachi and other prisons Balochistan government, which would send them back to Afghanistan through the Chaman border.
A letter No AFG-08/(12)2 (No. SO Poll-11), copy of which is available to Pajhwok Afghan News, says the federal government wants that those jailed for travelling without valid documents should be handed over to Afghan authorities.
A Home Department official, who wished not to be named, said the Sindh Police Special Branch had written a letter to the deputy commissioner of Qila Abdullah district in Balochistan to make security arrangements for their deportation.
The official, however, refused to give a specific date for deporting the Afghan prisoners. He said the Sindh government had yet to decide when to send the inmates back. “They will be set free and sent back to their motherland soon.”
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