Human Rights Watch accuses Pakistan of driving out Afghan refugees

In a new report, Pakistan is accused of using extortion and arbitrary detentions to drive Afghan refugees out of the country during the second half of 2016.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Last year, around 600,000 Afghan refugees were sent back to their war-torn nation.

Updated Feb 14, 2017

The United Nations refugee agency has been accused of complicity in the forcible removal of around 600,000 Afghan refugees from Pakistan.

The allegations were made in a report by Human Rights Watch.

The report cites the recent improvement in ties between Afghanistan and India as a factor behind Pakistan's decision to send refugees back to their country.

TRT World's Sally Ayhan reports.

Click here to read the full report.