The consul of the Islamic Emirate in Karachi, Pakistan told TOLOnews that 136 Afghan citizens have been arrested in Pakistan in the last one and a half months.
Abdul Jabar Takhari, the Afghan consul, said that currently 302 Afghan citizens are imprisoned in Sindh state prisons for various reasons.
According to Takhari, 122 other citizens of the country who were detained in Pakistan in the past have been released from the prisons of Sindh province over the past month.
“Unfortunately, 136 of our Afghans have been arrested from June 1 to July 15,” said Abdul Jabar Takhari.
Some Afghan immigrants in Pakistan complain about the misbehavior of Pakistani soldiers. They asked the current government of Afghanistan to deal with this problem through diplomatic means.
“The situation of Afghan immigrants in Pakistan is alarming. Harassment by the police, unemployment, lack of visas, and non-extension of visas are the problems that immigrants face,” said Zahir, an Afghanistan citizen in Pakistan.
“Afghans who do not have a visa in Pakistan are arrested by the Pakistani police and sent to prison and even deported from this country,” said Ahmad, an Afghanistan citizen in Pakistan.
“Mobile phones, money, etc. are taken from them, and if these prisoners have money, the police will take money from them and release them,” said Sediq Kakar, an advocate in Pakistan.
Based on the statistics of the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation, three million Afghan citizens live in Pakistan, nearly three million more in Iran, and one million in other countries.
Amnesty International has previously asked the government of Pakistan to immediately stop the process of arresting and mistreating Afghan immigrants.