The Islamic Emirate’s spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, on X said that the behavior of Pakistan towards Afghan refugees is unacceptable, and he called on Islamabad to reconsider “its plan.”
“Afghan refugees are not involved in Pakistan's security problems,” Mujahid said. “As long as they leave Pakistan voluntarily, that country should tolerate them.”
Pakistan on Tuesday ordered all illegal immigrants, including 1.73 million Afghan nationals, to leave the country.
Islamabad's announcement marks a new low in its relations with Kabul that deteriorated after clashes alongside the Durand Line between the South Asian neighbors last month.
On Tuesday, the Pakistani Interior Minister, Sarfraz Bugti, said they have given Afghan refugees a November 1 deadline to leave, claiming 14 of 24 suicide bombings in the country this year were carried out by Afghan nationals.
Bugti said around 1.73 million Afghan nationals in Pakistan had no legal documents to stay, adding a total of 4.4 million Afghan refugees lived in Pakistan.
"There are no two opinions that we are attacked from within Afghanistan and Afghan nationals are involved in attacks on us," he was quoted by Reuters as saying. "We have evidence."