14th June, 2023
Afghanistan’s Ministry for Refugees and Repatriation said on Wednesday that a total of 531 Afghan refugees returned home from Pakistan over the past two days.
More than 2.5 million registered refugees reportedly have been living in neighboring Pakistan and about the same number in Iran.
A couple of weeks ago, the state-run Bakhtar news agency reported the return of more than 60,000 refugees from Iran since January.
The Afghan caretaker government has urged those living abroad to return home and contribute to rebuilding their war-torn country.
More than 600,000 Afghans fled to neighbouring Pakistan since the Taliban came to power in August 2021, bringing the number of refugees in the country to 3.7 million.