Balochistan Excessive Court docket directs govt to not embrace Afghan refugees in census

The Balochistan Excessive Court docket on Tuesday directed the federal and provincial governments to not embrace Afghan refugees within the inhabitants census scheduled to start out from March 15.
The divisional bench of the BHC comprising Justice Muhammad Hashim Khan Kakar and Abdullah Baloch handed the order on an utility filed by the chief of Balochistan Nationwide Occasion (BNP), Ghullam Nabi Marri.
Marri had argued in his utility that numerous Afghan refugees have been residing in Balochistan for greater than three many years. He feared the inclusion of Afghan refugees within the upcoming census and expressed concern over demographic adjustments in Balochistan.
The BHC additionally directed the involved quarters to incorporate the internally displaced individuals (IDPs) from varied elements of Balochistan within the census.
Marri had identified that numerous Baloch tribesmen have been displaced as results of unrest in varied districts of Balochistan over the last 15 years.
Like in different elements of the nation, census goes to begin in 15 districts of Balochistan from March 15 (tomorrow).
Other than police and levies, personnel of armed forces are going to be deployed to make sure peace on the eve of census. Safety has been tightened in Quetta and different elements of Balochistan.

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