Pakistani media reported that in the next week, three US officials will enter the country to talk with Pakistani officials about Afghan immigrants.
Pakistani media reported that the main focus of these meetings will be the issue of Afghanistan and especially the problems of Afghan immigrants in Pakistan.
“The four-day trip starts today and will continue until December 7th. We will see what topics will be discussed, apparently Pakistan’s decision to expel Afghan refugees will be discussed between US and Pakistani officials,” said Taher Khan, a freelance journalist.
Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, the spokesperson of Pakistan’s foreign ministry, also told the Pakistani media that Thomas West, US Special Envoy for Afghanistan, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Elizabeth Horst, are among those who will stay in Pakistan until December 12.
“It will have an impact on Pakistan, but still, we cannot expect too much from Pakistan, but we will not lose optimism,” said Abdul Sadeq Hamidzoi, a political analyst.
The Islamic Emirate said the visit of US officials to Pakistan is related to the situation of the two countries [America and Pakistan] and said that the position of the Islamic Emirate regarding Afghan immigrants is clear.
Zabihullah Mujahid added that Pakistan has expelled Afghans against international norms and their position is also clear in this regard, and he emphasized that the Islamic Emirate is ready to provide better facilities to newly returned immigrants.
“The coming of the Americans to Pakistan or the dialogue between these two countries should not be more than this issue and they will have their own issues, but the issue of immigrants is related to us and we do not want to raise the issue of immigrants with Pakistan in the words of any other country,” Zabihullah Mujahid said.
While the recent decision of the caretaker government of Pakistan to deport 1.7 million Afghan immigrants from this country caused a reaction, the United Nations, migrant support organizations and human rights organizations asked the Pakistani government not to deport Afghan immigrants with such intensity and scope.