239 Afghan refugees were deported by Pakistan.

Asad Khan Kaker:

Zhob: Pakistan on Saturday deported 239 Afghan refugees from Balochistan’s Zhob district to their country. Frontier Crops (FC) had arrested 239 Afghan nationals who were going to Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces via Zhob. The refugees were stopped at the FC check post at Dhan Sar in Shirani District.

On 27th July the FC apprehended 239 Afghan Nationals who were traveling without legal documents. Among the refugees, there were 177 men, 35 women and 27 children. They were handed over to the civil administration by the FC officials posted at the check post and then brought to the session court Zhob. After that, they were sent to Central Jail Zhob.

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Speaking to Quetta Voice, a relative of an Afghan refugee said that despite having an Afghan refugee card his family members are kept in jail. The refugees were provided with food and Medical facilities, a senior administration official said.

On Friday, Session Judge Zhob charged all the Afghan refugees under the foreign act in the Central jail and issued order to deport them back to their country. They were sent back to the border under the supervision of police on Saturday.

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