Action against illegal immigrants started, 47 people detained in Karachi Action against illegal immigrants started, 47 people detained in Karachi

Action against illegal immigrants started, 47 people detained in Karachi

Action against illegal immigrants started, 47 people detained in Karachi

Deputy Commissioner Kemari Junaid Ahmed said in a conversation with the media outside the Amin House in Karachi on Wednesday that '12 people have been arrested from different areas of the city today.'

The Karachi Police has transferred 35 more citizens from Banaras, a densely populated area of ​​the city, to the holding center set up in Amin House (Old Haji Camp), after which the number of illegal immigrants detained in Karachi has increased to 47.

Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, has been carrying out a crackdown on illegal foreign nationals since Wednesday, and initially 12 foreigners were detained and brought to holding centers, which has now increased to 47. Is.

Deputy Commissioner Kemari Junaid Iqbal Khan said while talking to the media outside the Amin House in Karachi on Wednesday that 12 people were arrested from different areas of the city today and they have been brought to the Amin House (Old Haji Camp). After the investigation, the investigating agencies will send them to their countries.

He further said that the 12 people who have been brought to the Amin House Holding Center in Karachi are all Afghan citizens.

Deputy Commissioner Kemari added that 'the process of sending these people to their countries will start from this evening.'

He said: 'This operation will continue no matter how many months it takes. The number of holding camps will also be increased if necessary.

According to the Deputy Commissioner, Western and Eastern districts have the largest number of foreign immigrants, including Afghan, Bengali and Burmese nationals.

He added that 'action will be taken against every foreign national residing illegally.'

Acting Chief Minister Sindh Justice (Rtd) Maqbool Baqir's spokesperson Abdul Rasheed Chana told Independent Urdu Correspondent Amar Garu that 'travel arrangements for the return of illegal immigrants in the province, their accommodation at holding centers, food and other facilities have been made. Four and a half billion rupees have been approved.

According to him: 'For the return of illegal immigrants living in the province, this money will be spent on logistics in the centers established in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Shaheed Benazirabad, Mirpurkhas and Larkana divisions.'

Pakistan's deadline for undocumented migrants to voluntarily leave the country expired on Wednesday, and the government said it would begin a roundup of illegal immigrants tomorrow, November 1. will give and send them to 49 holding centers across the country.

Pakistan's Interior Ministry has said the government has set up deportation centers for undocumented migrants, including an estimated 1.7 million Afghan nationals.

According to the government, any person found to be staying in the country without permission from November 1, 2023, will be arrested and sent to one of the centers, from where the government will send him back through the route of his choice.

According to Pakistan State Radio: 'The Ministry of Interior has set up 49 holding area points across the country to help these people cross the border in a dignified manner after thorough screening.'

On the other hand, the authorities from Islamabad sent 64 people who were illegally residing in jails to their homeland today.

According to a statement issued by the Islamabad Police on X, the evacuation process has been started after the deadline given to the illegal residents has expired and awareness messages are also being broadcast for the illegal residents.

It was further said that legal action will also be taken against those who shelter and employ illegal aliens. It is possible to live in Pakistan only according to Pakistani laws.'

One hundred and forty thousand foreigners voluntarily returned: Ministry of Interior

According to the Ministry of Interior, so far 140 thousand 322 foreigners residing illegally in Pakistan have voluntarily returned to their countries.

A statement issued on Wednesday said that from November 1, the process of arrest and subsequent deportation of illegal aliens has begun. However, the voluntary return of illegally staying aliens will also continue and be encouraged.

It was further said that all returnees and deportees will be treated with dignity and will be provided with all necessary facilities including food and medical aid.

Pakistan, give Afghans a chance: UN Special Representative

The United Nations Special Representative for Afghanistan, Richard Bennett, in a message through the media, requested Pakistan to cancel the plan to deport refugees 'en masse' to Afghanistan and give these Afghans a chance.

He added in this message that he is trying to defend the rights of Afghans in every possible way, including talks with Pakistani authorities.

At the same time, the Taliban government in Afghanistan has once again asked Pakistan and all other countries to show tolerance regarding 'good neighborliness, Islamic brotherhood and human love' and not to force Afghans to leave without preparation. do

The statement issued by Taliban government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid is divided into eight points.

The Taliban said that these Afghans have not created any problem for the security of these countries, nor are they involved in instability.

The Taliban government added in its statement that 'the goods, money and other properties of the countries from which the Afghans return to their countries as a result of forced exile are their personal property and they have no right to impose unfair conditions on them. .'

The Taliban also said in their statement that all Afghans, especially businessmen and investors, should work with the newly formed High Commission to help refugees forced to return to their government.

The High Commission for Refugees is headed by Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Salam Hanafi in the Taliban government.

After the threat of the Houthi group, Israel deploys military ships in the Red Sea

The Israeli occupation army deployed military ships in the Red Sea region after the Houthi group launched a number of missiles and drones towards Israeli targets.

The Israeli occupation army announced on Wednesday the deployment of military ships in the Red Sea region, as part of “strengthening defense efforts in the region.”

He said in a statement: “Based on an assessment of the situation and within the framework of strengthening defense efforts in the region, yesterday (Tuesday) ships belonging to the (Israeli) Navy arrived in the Red Sea region.”

Through its account in Hebrew on the X platform, the Israeli army published pictures of ships in the Red Sea.

The Israeli army announced on Tuesday/Wednesday night that it had intercepted “another threat that apparently came from Yemen.”

The Hebrew newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth quoted an unnamed Israeli army spokesman as saying, “Air defense fighters intercepted an air threat that was detected in the Red Sea region south of Eilat.”

Yesterday, Tuesday, the army said in a statement: “A surface-to-surface missile fired towards Israel from the Red Sea region was intercepted, using the long-range Arrow-Hetz system.”

The Yemeni Houthi group announced, through its spokesman, Yahya Saree, the launch of a large number of ballistic and winged missiles, and drones, at targets in Israel.

Saree said that this is “the third operation in support of our oppressed brothers in Palestine,” without giving details about the previous two operations.

The US Department of Defense previously announced that US Navy ships intercepted missiles and drones launched from Yemen.

The European Union warns of the outbreak of a crisis due to the “terrorism” of settlers in the West Bank

The European Union warned Israel of the "terrorism" practiced by settlers in the West Bank against the Palestinians, indicating its fear that matters would get out of control and cause untold suffering to local communities.

The European Union announced that "terrorism practiced by Jewish settlers" against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank has led to the killing of many civilians, warning that the situation is out of control and the need to take urgent measures.

A statement issued by the Office of the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, confirmed on Wednesday that the increase in "settler terrorism" in the West Bank has led to the martyrdom of many civilians and the forcing of Palestinians to leave their homes .

He added: "The situation may spiral out of control and cause untold suffering to local communities. Urgent action must be taken."

The statement stressed the need for Israel to protect civilians in the West Bank from extremist settler violence, and to hold perpetrators accountable.

In the same context, Borrell held contacts with the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, and the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, during which he addressed “the urgent need to restore the political horizon and relaunch the peace process,” in addition to “reaching a permanent settlement to this conflict, on the basis of the two-state solution.”

For his part, European Union spokesman for foreign affairs Peter Stano warned that the situation in the West Bank “may get out of control,” warning of “the risk of a dangerous escalation of the conflict.”

He continued: "Israel has a duty to protect civilians in the West Bank from the violence of extremist settlers, hold perpetrators accountable, and ensure the intervention of the Israeli army. This is a legal obligation that must be fulfilled."

Brussels had previously called for the protection of civilians on both sides, and called on Hamas to release the hostages without preconditions, and for a “humanitarian truce” to allow aid to enter Gaza.

The West Bank is witnessing a wave of tension and field confrontations coinciding with the Israeli army launching a war on the Gaza Strip for the twenty-sixth day.

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