More than 20,000 stranded Afghan nationals have reportedly gone back to their country from Pakistan by passing through the Torkham border during the last four days of the border opening.
The officials at the Torkham border told the media that the last day was comparatively calm as only about 1,100 Afghan nationals, mostly men, have crossed through the border prior to its closure.
The officials said that the total number of the returned Afghani citizens during the period of the last four days was 20,066.
The officials said that the second and third day (April 7 and 8) were very tough for them as the ‘influx’ of the stranded Afghan nationals was beyond their expectations.
“Cumulatively, almost 18,000 Afghans, including men, women, and children, went back home in these two days as the government of Pakistan had relaxed its immigration policy by allowing just all and sundry to cross the border,” an official told.