Pakistan has decided to send back all the Afghan refugees who are living in the country illegally.
The caretaker federal cabinet has given the nod to repatriate around 1.1 million Afghan refugees who are living in the country illegally.
This is a big decision that has been made because of the ongoing tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The Pakistani government says that there are 1.1 million Afghan refugees living in the country illegally.
Nearly a million Afghans have flooded into Pakistan illegally since the Taliban took over Afghanistan.
They say that most of these refugees are involved in anti-state activities and crimes, so they will be repatriated at the earliest.
The Afghan Taliban government has been told about Pakistan's decision.
Pakistan has been hosting millions of Afghan refugees for many years. At one point, there were five million Afghan refugees living in Pakistan.
Now, there are still about four million Afghan refugees living in Pakistan, but only a few of them have valid refugee cards.
The crackdown on illegal Afghan refugees is happening because of the tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan over the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
It is generally believed that Pakistan is cracking down on illegal Afghan refugees because the Afghan Taliban are not willing to take action against the TTP.
Last week, a group of Pakistani officials went to Kabul to meet with the Afghan Taliban government and ask them to take action against the banned outfit.
The Afghan Taliban said that they would take some steps to stop the TTP from being a threat. However, Pakistani officials are not sure if the Afghan Taliban will keep their promise, because they have made similar promises in the past.
Pakistan's decision to send back illegal Afghan refugees is likely to cause a reaction from the Afghan Taliban government and from the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).
The UNHCR does not agree with the policy of forced repatriation of refugees.