In a major announcement, the Government of Pakistan recently announced their plan to deport illegal immigrants, including a large number of Afghans, from the country. This announcement follows on the heels of the deportation of more than 1,100 Afghan citizens who were residing illegally in Lahore.
The mass deportation of illegal immigrants is part of a larger effort to tackle the ongoing issue of illegal immigration in Pakistan. This decision has been taken as the result of a variety of factors, including a decrease in economic activity and an increase in competition for jobs and resources. As such, this move is considered necessary to alleviate economic and social issues from illegal immigration.
The majority of illegal immigrants who are being deported are from Afghanistan. Many of them arrived in Pakistan in search of better economic opportunities and a higher standard of living. Many of them have since found employment in the construction and hospitality industries. However, due to the ongoing political instability in Afghanistan, many of these immigrants have found themselves residing in Pakistan without authorization.
This decision has caused a considerable amount of controversy, with human rights activists and Afghan leaders expressing concern that this move could be counterproductive and lead to further displacement and suffering. Despite this, the Pakistani Government has declared that it will be taking a tough approach to illegal immigration, with more controls and regulations being placed on migrants from Afghanistan.
As such, this move is likely to cause further disruption in the lives of Afghans who had come in search of better prospects in Pakistan. It is yet to be seen just how effective this mass deportation plan will be in tackling the ongoing issue of illegal immigration in Pakistan. In any case, it is a move which will no doubt be closely monitored by the international community.