Peshawar High Court orders end to harassment of Afghan musicians

Petitioner's lawyer requested that they should not be deported from Pakistan

News Desk June 20, 2024
Pakistani and Afghan artistes perform at a musical event held at the PNCA. PHOTO: ONLINE/FILE

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) issued an order on Thursday to prevent the harassment of Afghan musicians who have applied for political asylum.

A two-member bench of the PHC, comprising Justice Ijaz Anwar and Justice Waqar Ahmad, heard the political asylum application of the Afghan musicians.

Justice Anwar inquired about their case and asked what the petitioner was seeking. The petitioner's lawyer stated that the musicians do not have any documents and requested that they not be deported from Pakistan.

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Justice Ahmad asked whether they had approached the federal government. The lawyer responded that the musicians have applied to the UNHCR and their case is pending.

The lawyer requested that the petitioners be allowed to stay in Pakistan until their case is decided. The court ordered that they should not be harassed and adjourned the case till the next hearing.


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