RASC News Agency: Concerns regarding the situation of Afghanistani migrants are growing amidst recent reports in Pakistani media. According to these reports, the Karachi police have detained two Afghanistani immigrant children and compelled them to clean their office. A video tape has surfaced, capturing the two children, aged 14 and 15, diligently sweeping the Karachi police station. This video has caused a significant uproar on social media platforms. During an interview with the “City 21” network, the children confirmed that they were detained by the Karachi police, who then transferred them to their office for inspection.
Subsequently, they were asked to carry out sweeping and cleaning tasks. In response to the criticisms, the Karachi police released statements from one of the children and their guardian on their own social media platform. The child denied his previous statements made to the Pakistani media, asserting that the police did not force him to clean their office. Moreover, the Afghanistani immigrant child disclosed that a female reporter had given him 100 Pakistani rupees to clean the police office and later filmed him. However, sources in Karachi have informed the media that the Karachi police obtained a coerced confession from the child.
It is important to note that the Pakistani government has set a deadline for all undocumented Afghanistani migrants in the country to leave by November 1st. Following the expiration of this deadline, the Pakistani police have intensified their efforts to detain, harass, and expel Afghanistani migrants throughout the country. Furthermore, the UN Human Rights Chief has previously expressed concerns regarding the forced expulsion, harassment, and mistreatment of Afghanistani migrants from Pakistan.