The Afghan consul in Karachi, Abdul Jabar Takhari, said that more than 2.5 million Afghan immigrants are living in Pakistan, of whom 300,000 lack legal documents.
Takhari said that they are trying to address the challenges of Afghan immigrants in Pakistan.
"The total number of immigrants who have legal documents with them in Pakistan is 2,106,658,” the Afghan consul in Karachi said.
In the meantime, Pakistan's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations said that his country cannot host Afghan refugees from now on.
“The humanitarian and economic crisis in Afghanistan necessitates swift international assistance to prevent the prospect of a fresh influx of millions of desperate Afghans seeking refuge from hunger and starvation. Pakistan already burdened cannot shoulder any new influx of refugees; they will have to be hosted by other members of the international community,” said Aamir Khan, Deputy Permanent Representative at Pakistan Mission to the UN.
Experts on migrant rights said that in order to stop these flows, the current Afghan government should provide its people a stable way of life.
"The Islamic Emirate should provide the basis for a stable life in order to prevent these migrations,” said Asefa Stanikzi, a women’s rights activist.
According to figures provided previously by the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR), there are about three million Afghans living in Pakistan, three million in Iran, and one million in other nations.