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IRCRA distributes aid to Afghan refugees at Torkham Border

PESHAWAR: International Research Council for Religious Affairs distributed aid and gifts to Afghan nationals at the Torkham border crossing on Sunday.

Afghan nationals expressed gratitude towards IRCRA and the Pakistani community for this compassionate gesture.

Talking to media, IRCRA President Muhammad Israr Madani emphasized that a prosperous and stable Afghanistan is the shared aspiration and to achieve this goal, the organizations, institutions, and citizens of both countries must collaboratively contribute.

The repatriation of illegal Afghans from Pakistan continues as 235,821 people returned to Kabul during the countywide operation so far. As many as 472 families have returned to Afghanistan in 236 vehicles during last 24 hours. The government of Pakistan is facilitating the illegal Afghans in the repatriation process at the Torkham and Chaman borders.

So far, 235,821 illegal Afghan nationals have returned to their country after the deadline for voluntarily returning expired on October 31. Earlier, Caretaker Interior Minister Sarfraz Ahmed Bugti rejected any ‘manhandling’ of illegal immigrants in Pakistan’s repatriation process.