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Grandi's trip to Pakistan following the escalation of deportation of Afghan refugees

According to the regional office of Tasnim news agency, while the process of deporting Afghan refugees from Pakistan has intensified once again, Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, has gone to Pakistan to discuss with the officials of the Islamabad government and the issues related to Afghan refugees.

Qaisar Afridi, the spokesperson of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Pakistan, said about this trip: Grandi is in Pakistan for three days and besides meeting government officials, he will also talk with representatives of Afghan refugees.

Pakistani officials have also told “Radio Mashaal” that the UN official will first go to the city of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, where most Afghan refugees live, then he will go to Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.

The exact number of Afghan refugees in Pakistan is not known, but according to the UN report, their total number is more than three million, of which less than one million have special immigration cards and 1.3 million are not registered.

The government of Pakistan has started the second phase of deporting Afghan refugees since Sunday, July 10. The Pakistani authorities plan to deport 800,000 Afghan refugees to Afghanistan in this phase.

Last fall, Pakistan began the process of deporting asylum seekers without residency and immigration documents and deported 540,000 people at that stage.

In the new phase, refugees with Afghan citizenship cards will be deported, and in the third phase, refugees with UN immigration cards will be deported.

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