The Islamic Emirate’s spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, said that the deportation of Afghan refugees by Pakistan will increase the mistrust of the Afghans toward that country.
Mujahid also denied the presence of terrorist sanctuaries in Afghanistan.
This comes as the Balochistan caretaker information minister, Jan Achakzai, claimed that their government would start the same campaign against those living with legal documents in the country in line with the “state’s decision”
“And no one should be mistaken. This is the decision of a ‘sovereign state’ to repatriate all illegal immigrants. So any political government comes to power after the elections, this process will continue. The new government will be bound to follow this policy,” he said as quoted by Pakistani media outlet Dawn.
Earlier, Achakzai called on the interim Afghan officials to hand over the refugees coming to Afghanistan from across the Durand Line.
He also claimed that the Afghan soil is used against Pakistan.
But Mujahid denied Achakzai’s remarks, saying that the Afghan soil is not used against anyone.
“Some of the actions, remarks and movements by Pakistan causes hatred among the people of Afghanistan and they will doubt its [Pakistan’s] government, complain, and even hate Pakistan. We don’t want such space because it causes damages to both sides,” he said.
Meanwhile Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, president of Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam Pakistan, called for the formation of a joint commission between Kabul and Islamabad to facilitate the deportation of the Afghan refugees.
He said that the issue of Afghan refugees is a bilateral matter and that a unilateral decision in this regard will affect the relations between Kabul and Islamabad.
Pakistan has repeatedly stated that security incidents have increased since the Islamic Emirate came to power.