Taliban Requests Afghan Refugees To Avoid Protests In Pakistan And Iran

Taliban Deputy Minister of Refugees Abdul Rahman Rashid urges Afghan refugees to refrain from participating in demonstrations in Iran and Pakistan . Rashid said that the demonstrations are their (Iran and Pakistans) domestic affairs .

Kabul: In a video message published on November 23, a Taliban Deputy Minister of Refugees Abdul Rahman Rashid urged Afghan refugees to refrain from participating in demonstrations in Iran and Pakistan, saying that the demonstrations are their (Iran and Pakistan's) domestic affairs, that their people are protesting, not destroying your life, according to The Khaama Press.The Iranian government has also denied that Afghan people are participating in the demonstrations.According to statistics from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 3.4 million Afghan immigrants lived in Iran prior to the Taliban taking power of Afghanistan, which was about two million, according to Khaama Press.Two thousand of Afghans fled to Iran after Imran Khan, Pakistan's former prime minister, was ousted.According to Khaama Press, violent demonstrations by his comrades occurred in parallel with demonstrations in Iran on November 6.While the ousted Pakistani prime minister sustained a bullet in his leg in a protest on November 6, he said that the marches towards Islamabad would resume.

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