Thousands of Afghans in trouble, Stranded at Spin Boldak

Thousands of Afghans are in trouble as they are stranded at Spin Boldak intending to enter Pakistan after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

Many Afghans with their families are stranded in the Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province for the past two weeks, reported Pajhwok Afghan News.
The families, mostly from the northern and eastern provinces of the country, want to leave the country after the regime change, but Pakistani forces are not allowing them to enter their country.

Currently, only those with either a Pakistani ID card or a Kandahar ID card are allowed to enter Pakistan, reported Pajhwok Afghan News.

Abdul Wadud is one of the thousands of Afghans who have been flocking to Spin Boldak for the past week with their family of five people to Pakistan.

He came to Spin Boldak district from the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif and said he wanted to leave the country after the Taliban took power because he was worried about his own and his children’s future.

He said Pakistani forces and the Taliban were not allowing people to cross into Pakistan. He added that thousands of Afghans gather in front of the gate every day and try to enter Pakistan but they were unable to do so.

Wadud said like thousands of Afghan families, he was in dire straits after running out of money and now he even could not buy food for his children.

He said many families were forced to spend the night in open fields in Spin Boldak, while many families spent days and nights in hotels, hoping to move to Pakistan. According to him, people are accompanied by children, women, the elderly and the sick.