The move to expel Afghan migrants from Pakistan has enraged the Taliban regime in Kabul and could push the Islamists faction to move closer to their ideological allies across the border.
Hundreds of thousands of undocumented Afghans living in Pakistan now face arrest and deportation after the government's deadline for them to leave voluntarily expired this Wednesday, November 1. Pakistan's interior minister justified his decision, taken in early October, by the number of Afghans involved in recent terror attacks in Pakistan.
As Pakistan's deportation deadline for undocumented migrants nears, Afghans who have lived there for decades are looking for avenues towards the right to remain in the country.
Over 1.7 million Afghans have been told to leave Pakistan by November 1. The government has said Afghans are behind the majority of terror attacks in Pakistan this year.
Without a formal healthcare policy for Afghans in Pakistan, receiving treatment often depends on location and having the right connections.
With the Taliban banning girls from secondary schools and universities, we meet the Afghan families who risked everything by fleeing to neighbouring Pakistan to ensure their daughters receive an education. We also visit the Kenyan village which bans men as it offers a refuge to women and girls facing gender-based violence.