The acting Minister of Refugees and Repatriation, who traveled to Nimroz to investigate the situation of refugees returning from Iran, criticized the mistreatment of Afghan refugees by Iranian forces.
Khalil Rahman Haqqani added that the caretaker government is trying to prevent illegal immigration to neighbors and other countries by providing work opportunities in the country.
A number of newly returned refugees complained about the mistreatment of the Iranian forces.
Abdul Ghafar Azizi said in his report that thousands of Afghan refugees enter the country via Pul-e Abrishum every day. The acting Minister of Refugees and Repatriation, who traveled to this province to investigate the situation of refugees, criticized the mistreatment of Afghan refugees by Iranian forces.
“Unfortunately, the Afghan refugees that I saw here they have lots of problems and challenges, they complain of the mistreatment of Iranian militaries,” said Khalil Rahman Haqqani, the acting Minister of Refugees and Repatriation.
He added that the Islamic Emirate has started efforts to provide employment opportunities inside the country, so that these young people do not have to leave the country.
"We want to provide work opportunities for them inside the country so these young people do not have to leave the country and can also continue their studies,” Haqqani said.
However, a number of refugees who were recently expelled from Iran spoke of the mistreatment of the police in that country.
“We lost everything, every base that we went to, they took our money and beat us, Afghans have no value there,” said Besmellah, a returnee.
“They arrest us, take our money and beat us, we cannot find work in our country, we leave our families and go to Iran,” said Mahiuddin, a returnee.
Based on the information of Nimroz local officials, in the last six months, around 500 bodies of Afghan refugees who died in that country due to various causes have been repatriated.