The acting Minister of Interior, Sirajuddin Haqqani, said that Pakistan—as one of the hosting countries of Afghan refugees—has turned all its good actions regarding the Afghan refugees over the past decades, into hostility.
Speaking at a gathering in Ghazni where he was on a visit, Haqqani said that the deportation of the Afghan refugees is against all national and international laws.
“The current decision is unfair because there was a long time of goodness but this [decision] changed the goodness into hostility. It was not only against norms of the Afghans but the whole world,” he said.
Addressing the same gathering, provincial governor Mohammad Amin Omari called on the citizens to help with the deportees.
“I call on the whole nation. There will be sessions in all districts and a committee will be hired for the refugees,” he said.
Meanwhile, some of the provincial elders urged the Islamic Emirate’s officials to not downplay Ghazni and pay attention to the province.
“May we be having each other together as we had in the past and I hope it will be the same in the future,” said Sayed Gul, a tribal elder.
Haqqani earlier visited many Afghan refugees at Torkham, the main crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan, located in the eastern province of Nangarhar.