To accommodate the stream of refugees fleeing Afghanistan via Pakistan, authorities in Karachi are making special arrangements at Jinnah International Airport. The commissioner’s office in Karachi estimates that at least 2,000 people will arrive in the city in the next week, and it is expected that they will stop for at least some days.
According to a notification issued by the commissioner’s office,
“The Deputy Commissioner Malir is requested to make adequate arrangements on emergency basis in the vicinity of the Jinnah International Airport, Karachi for the boarding, lodging, transport, and security of Afghan nationals and foreigners arriving at Karachi airport for transit purposes in coordination with Provincial Disaster Management Authority and law enforcing agencies.”
In the past few days, the administration in Karachi has been taking charge of hotels around the city to help deal with the influx of people fleeing conflict in Afghanistan.