Balocistan top court orders govt not to include Afghan refugees in census

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The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Tuesday directed the federal and provincial governments not to include Afghan refugees in the population census, which will begin across the country from March 15.
A divisional bench of the BHC comprising Justice Muhammad Hashim Khan Kakar and Abdullah Baloch passed the order on an application filed by the leader of Balochistan National Party (BNP), Ghulam Nabi Marri.
Marri submitted that a large number of Afghan refugees were living in Balochistan for more than three decades. He said that the inclusion of Afghan refugees in the upcoming census will impact the demographic changes in Balochistan.
The BHC also directed the concerned quarters to include the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from various parts of Balochistan in the census.
Marri had pointed out that a large number of Baloch tribesmen were displaced as result of unrest in various districts of Balochistan during the last 15 years.

The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Tuesday directed the federal and provincial governments not to include Afghan refugees in the population census, which will begin across the country from March 15.
A divisional bench of the BHC comprising Justice Muhammad Hashim Khan Kakar and Abdullah Baloch passed the order on an application filed by the leader of Balochistan National Party (BNP), Ghulam Nabi Marri.
Marri submitted that a large number of Afghan refugees were living in Balochistan for more than three decades. He said that the inclusion of Afghan refugees in the upcoming census will impact the demographic changes in Balochistan.
The BHC also directed the concerned quarters to include the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from various parts of Balochistan in the census.
Marri had pointed out that a large number of Baloch tribesmen were displaced as result of unrest in various districts of Balochistan during the last 15 years.

The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Tuesday directed the federal and provincial governments not to include Afghan refugees in the population census, which will begin across the country from March 15.
A divisional bench of the BHC comprising Justice Muhammad Hashim Khan Kakar and Abdullah Baloch passed the order on an application filed by the leader of Balochistan National Party (BNP), Ghulam Nabi Marri.
Marri submitted that a large number of Afghan refugees were living in Balochistan for more than three decades. He said that the inclusion of Afghan refugees in the upcoming census will impact the demographic changes in Balochistan.
The BHC also directed the concerned quarters to include the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from various parts of Balochistan in the census.
Marri had pointed out that a large number of Baloch tribesmen were displaced as result of unrest in various districts of Balochistan during the last 15 years.

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