PESHAWAR: Almost 1,405 foreign students of 56 different countries studying in Madaris of Pakistan would be deported to their countries of origin shortly.Among those students 42 belonged to America, four to Canada, 23 to England, 81 to Afghanistan, over 20 to France and an unaccounted number to Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand, Federal Interior Minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao said on Sunday. Sherpao explained that 2,500 refugee students were exempted from this decision. Many foreign students are either without visas or their visas have expired. "A list of these students is already being prepared and will be provided to 12,400 Madaris in the country," he added.ExemptionThe Minister said this decision would not apply to those foreign students "studying in our regular educational institutions," under bilateral agreements. Answering a question, the Interior Minister said, so far no country has contacted officially regarding the decision to send back these students to their countries."We are doing this to preserve our national solidarity as we want to finish terrorism, extremism and sectarianism from our land," he added.Sherpao said to register all the Madaris, "we are consulting the Wafaq-ul-Madaris Board". Afghan RefugesSherpao said that 3.2 million Afghan refuges are still residing in different camps and cities, including sensitive areas like Waziristan, Bajaur and Kurram agencies.After South and North Waziristan, "we want that refugees in Bajaur and Kurram agencies should voluntarily repatriate to Afghanistan". The interior minister admired the decision of Supreme Court regarding the Hasba Bill.