‘You must verify facts,’ Sharjeel Memon says photos of Afghan refugees in Sindh jails are fake

Users on Twitter tagged the concerned authorities and asked the Sindh government to take rigid action against this.

'You must verify facts,' Sharjeel Memon says photos of Afghan refugees in Sindh jails are fake

Recently, a post went viral on social media of Afghan refugee children at Bakhshi Khana.

The news first broke on Twitter, where it was remarked that they had been imprisoned for the last two months and were waiting for deportation orders. Similarly, it was also said that at least 139 Afghan women had been put behind bars in the Central Jail of Karachi, and they have been waiting for their deportation paperwork for the last two months and were also in need of a good environment and medical treatment.

Users on Twitter tagged the concerned authorities and asked the Sindh government to take rigid action against this. The photos caused an uproar on social media pages, with people criticizing the government for putting innocent people, who have escaped the harsh situation in Afghanistan, under such circumstances.

However, politician Sharjeel Inam Memon took notice of the matter and tweeted on this topic. He said that the photographs aren’t from any jail in Sindh and Landhi jail isn’t a juvenile jail. Memon further added that if anyone does not believe that, they are even willing to take them to jail and see the situation there for themselves.

Similarly, Saleem Safi also reposted those photos and criticized the PPP government. He wrote that the representatives would only pay attention to this matter if they had time from foreign visits. To this, Memon replied that it is the foreign minister’s duty to go on official trips abroad on behalf of the country. He went on to say that the photos do not belong to Sindh province, and in fact, are fake news.

He also posted a video of a women prison in Karachi, where illegal immigrants of different nationalities are being kept under good conditions.

 

This isn’t the first time something like this has gone viral. Prior to this news, a video was uploaded to social media where a group of Afghan men and boys were tied together with a rope and led away by police officers. It was later said that the reason behind this was that they violated the Foreigners Act.

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