Afghan artists approach PHC after govt gives deadline to illegal immigrants

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Afghan artists approach PHC after govt gives deadline to illegal immigrants

PESHAWAR, Oct 24 (DNA): Afghan artists on Tuesday filed a writ in
Peshawar High Court not to send them back after the government gave the
deadline of October 31 to illegal foreigners to leave the country.

The petition stated that they were registered with UNHCR by token
mentioning that the music was banned by the Afghan Taliban, and
therefore they cannot continue the art in Afghanistan.

The petition adopted the view that according to the UN treaty, the
refugees cannot be forced out however, they can go back voluntarily. It
was added that despite the treaty in place, the Afghan refugees were
being harassed.

The artists requested the court to stop the forced return of Afghan
refugees.

The federal government, ministry of home affairs, NADRA, DG Immigration
and FIA have been made parties in the petition. DNA