Pakistan Supreme Court to decide on petition against deportations

Pakistan Supreme Court to decide on petition against deportations

KABUL, NOV 27: Pakistan media reported that the Sup­reme Court will decide on December 1 on the maintainability of a petition seeking restraining orders against the caretaker government’s decision to deport illegal Afghan nationals.

Led by Justice Sar­dar Tariq Masood, the bench, made up of Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Ayesha Malik, will take up the petition moved by former PPP senator Farha­t­ullah Babar through his counsel Umer Ijaz Gilani, according to Dawn news outlet. 

According to the report, the petition was jointly moved on behalf of Farhatullah Babar, Senator Mushtaq Ahmed, Amina Masood Janjua, Mohsin Dawar, Mohammad Jibran Nasir, Syed Muaz Shah, Pastor Ghazala Parveen, Imaan Zainab Mazari, Ahmad Shabbar, Advocate Imran Shafiq, Luke Victor, Sijal Shafiq, and Rohail Kasi.

In the petition, the decision to deport Afghan immigrants who have been living in Pakistan for several decades is called illegal and inhumane.

It contends that the federal government should also be asked to permit UNHCR and its partner organizations to register, expedite the processing, and decide on all asylum-seeking applications in Pakistan.