Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar, the interim Prime Minister of Pakistan, has shed light on the recent expulsion of Afghan migrants lacking legal documents from the country. In a candid interview with Independent Urdu, Kakar elucidated that these migrants can return to Pakistan after procuring the necessary visas.
Warning to Afghan Government
According to Kakar, the incumbent Afghan government was forewarned about the potential expulsion. Despite the harsh measure, Kakar reassured that Afghan migrants involved in business activities in Pakistan are welcome to return once they fulfill the legal requirements.
The Threat of 'Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan'
The interim Prime Minister also addressed the looming threat of the 'Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan' (TTP). He declared Pakistan's unambiguous policy to combat this group to the utmost. However, Prime Minister Kakar confirmed that no official talks regarding TTP have taken place with the interim Afghan government yet.
Concerns over Military Equipment
Kakar voiced concerns over the fate of military weapons and equipment left behind by the former Afghan forces. The Prime Minister highlighted the alarming trend of these assets being sold on the black market, raising the stakes in the region's security scenario.
The expulsion of Afghan migrants from Pakistan has sparked widespread international criticism. The United Nations refugee agency and other human rights bodies have warned of the grave risk of human rights violations these migrants might face upon returning to Afghanistan. The concern is particularly acute for women and girls, given the pattern of large-scale systematic human rights violations and gender persecution prevalent in Afghanistan.