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US State Dept Asks Pakistan to Respect 'Non-Return Advisory'

As the deportation of Afghan migrants continues from Pakistan, the U.S. State Department has requested the Pakistani government not to deport Afghan migrants from the country.

Matthew Miller, the U.S. State Department spokesperson, said at a press conference that in light of the situation in Afghanistan, the U.S. encourages Afghanistan's neighbors, especially Islamabad, to refrain from deporting Afghan migrants.

“We will continue to work with the Government of Pakistan to address any issues or concerns. It is in both our countries’ interests to ensure the safe and efficient resettlement of those individuals. And we will continue to encourage Afghanistan’s neighbors, including Pakistan, to respect the non-return advisory, given the dire situation in Afghanistan, and to coordinate with international humanitarian organizations to provide humanitarian assistance, and to support the implementation of critical protection screening mechanisms,” Miller added.

Meanwhile, some Afghan migrants in Pakistan have complained about their dire conditions.

"I ask the government of Pakistan, human rights-supporting countries, and the United Nations to assist these migrants who have sought refuge here today and are far from their homes, they need your help, cooperation, and kindness," Shafiqullah Kohzad, an Afghan migrant in Pakistan, told TOLOnews.

"We do not have access to basic services in Pakistan. We cannot freely receive medical treatment in hospitals." said Mohammad Sirat, another Afghan migrant in Pakistan.

In addition to the deportation and difficult conditions of Afghan migrants in Pakistan, Afghan migrants in Iran are also facing a similar plight.

The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation reported that nearly 3,000 Afghan migrants have been voluntarily and forcibly returned to the country from Iran yesterday (Wednesday, May 8).

US State Dept Asks Pakistan to Respect 'Non-Return Advisory'

Meanwhile, some Afghan migrants in Pakistan have complained about their dire conditions.

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As the deportation of Afghan migrants continues from Pakistan, the U.S. State Department has requested the Pakistani government not to deport Afghan migrants from the country.

Matthew Miller, the U.S. State Department spokesperson, said at a press conference that in light of the situation in Afghanistan, the U.S. encourages Afghanistan's neighbors, especially Islamabad, to refrain from deporting Afghan migrants.

“We will continue to work with the Government of Pakistan to address any issues or concerns. It is in both our countries’ interests to ensure the safe and efficient resettlement of those individuals. And we will continue to encourage Afghanistan’s neighbors, including Pakistan, to respect the non-return advisory, given the dire situation in Afghanistan, and to coordinate with international humanitarian organizations to provide humanitarian assistance, and to support the implementation of critical protection screening mechanisms,” Miller added.

Meanwhile, some Afghan migrants in Pakistan have complained about their dire conditions.

"I ask the government of Pakistan, human rights-supporting countries, and the United Nations to assist these migrants who have sought refuge here today and are far from their homes, they need your help, cooperation, and kindness," Shafiqullah Kohzad, an Afghan migrant in Pakistan, told TOLOnews.

"We do not have access to basic services in Pakistan. We cannot freely receive medical treatment in hospitals." said Mohammad Sirat, another Afghan migrant in Pakistan.

In addition to the deportation and difficult conditions of Afghan migrants in Pakistan, Afghan migrants in Iran are also facing a similar plight.

The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation reported that nearly 3,000 Afghan migrants have been voluntarily and forcibly returned to the country from Iran yesterday (Wednesday, May 8).

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