TOPSHOT - Afghan people walk inside a fenced corridor as they enter Pakistan at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing point in Chaman on August 25, 2021 following the Taliban's stunning military takeover of Afghanistan. (Photo by - / AFP)

The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations (MoRR) says over 1,000 Afghan migrants were forcibly returned from Pakistan on Tuesday through Spin Boldak border crossing in Kandahar province, the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry stated that based on information provided by the Spin Boldak Kandahar border command, these returnees comprised 191 families, totalling 998 people.

In addition, three migrants released from Pakistani prisons were also returned, according to the statement.

The statement added that after registering the returnees, the refugees were referred to the offices of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the World Food Program (WFP) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Each family received 10,000 afghanis – paid to them by the Islamic Emirate.

In another statement, the ministry said that 2,783 migrants living in Iran voluntarily and forcibly returned to the country during this week.

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