Group Afghans from Pakistan on their way to the Netherlands

Some of the 58 people who recently travelled to Pakistan by land from Afghanistan are on their way to the Netherlands. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague reports that they departed from Pakistan to the German city of Hanover by plane.

There they are picked up by Immigration and Naturalisation staff and brought them to the Netherlands. Earlier this week, Foreign Affairs announced that 58 Afghans had arrived in Pakistan and some of them would soon go to the Netherlands.

It concerns Afghans who were on the Dutch list to be evacuated when the Taliban took over power. They were unable to reach the airport in Kabul at the time. The Netherlands has helped Afghans cross the border with Pakistan.

Foreign Affairs hopes to โ€œbe able to actively assist more people who are eligible for departure to the Netherlands in the coming periodโ€.