Pakistan is currently busy in deporting the undocumented Afghan civilians who took shelter in Pakistan, especially after the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan. This has caused chaos across Pakistan as almost 2,70,000 people have been deported which includes members from Hazara community living in Pakistan since decades. Thus, the expelling of this community has aroused unrest in the community. Chairman of Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimin Pakistan, Raja Nazpur Abbas Jafari, in his condemnatory statement on X (formerly known as Twitter), has said that the attempt to expel the Pakistani Hazara community from the country in the wake of the release of Afghan migrants is a new crisis in the country. He said that the community has settled here for many generations.
He said, “To include our own citizens in the list of migrants is to give rise to ethnic, linguistic and professional prejudices.” Jafari further emphasised, “Some unknown forces are knowingly engaged in creating a crisis-like quality in the country. Those in power should take care of themselves and the Pakistani Hazara community should be protected.”