Detained in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 188 illegal Afghans deported
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistanhas deported 188 Afghan citizens via the Torkham border crossing in the tribal region of Khyber, a news report said on Tuesday.
The Afghans,who had been detained from various parts of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for staying in the country illegally, were deported on Monday, The News International reported.
Also on Monday, Afghan border guards closed the Torkham border for an hour after testy exchanges between the border police and Pakistan’s Khyber Rifles soldiers.
Afghan border police condemned the Khyber Rifles personnel’s insulting attitude towards the Afghan citizens entering Pakistan, the daily said, adding both sides exchanged barbs as a result.
As a mark of protest, the Afghans shut the Torkham gate and did not let any cross-border movement -- a move that left thousands of passengers and trucks stranded on both sides of the frontier. However, the border reopened after negotiations between the two sides.
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