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More Than 300,000 Afghans Flee to Pakistan Since Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan

More Than 300,000 Afghans Flee to Pakistan Since Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan

From: VOA

The Taliban takeover of neighboring Afghanistan in August forced more than 300,000 Afghans to take shelter in Pakistan but now most of them are being asked to go back.

Pakistani officials revealed the numbers Thursday for the first time, saying 105,000 Afghans entered Pakistan on valid visas, though they have stayed put even after the expiry of their travel documents.

“The rest of the 200,000 are illegal entrants and we are asking them to leave within 90 days as there is no crisis in Afghanistan,” Fawad Hussain, the Pakistani information minister, told VOA.

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