524 Afghans released from Karachi jail

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As many as 524 Afghan nationals have been freed from Karachi prison on the request of Afghan Embassy in Islamabad, it was learnt on Saturday.

Those released from the prison include 54 women and 97 children who were arrested over lack of travelling documents by Sindh police in Karachi, the Afghan embassy said in a statement.

The Afghan nationals would be deported back to their country in line with the court’s order while all necessary documents for their repatriation have been provided by the Afghan counsel general in Karachi, the statement added.