The process of repatriating individuals to Afghanistan has been ongoing, with 253,068 people returning as of December 2 via three border points in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
The KP Home Department reported that most of these repatriations occurred through the Torkham border, with significant numbers also passing through Angor Adda Waziristan and Kharlachi in the Kurram district.
Of the total repatriates, 248,890 passed through Torkham, 3,479 through Angor Adda Waziristan, and 698 via Kharlachi in Kurram. Additionally, 5064 individuals, including those from Islamabad, Punjab, and Azad Kashmir, were deported through KP. The Torkham border alone saw 6075 deportations.
Caretaker Provincial Information Minister Jan Achakzai has reiterated the government’s firm commitment to repatriate all illegal immigrants to their home country.
Addressing a press conference, Achakzai announced the government’s daily target of deporting 10,000 immigrants, with a total of 135,000 illegal immigrants already returned to Afghanistan. The minister highlighted the involvement of Afghans in various attacks and sabotage incidents within a year, underscoring the government’s resolution to implement a stringent one-document regime and to intensify efforts against terrorism, both domestic and cross-border.