Afghan’s Forced Exodus: Justified or Unwarranted?

Episode 17

The growing tension between Afghanistan and Pakistan in light of the latest events of the expulsion of Afghan refugees from Pakistan has become of imminent concern to the country. Dr. Rasul Bakhsh Rais and Asad Rahim Khan talk about the importance of protecting the rights of Afghan refugees in the country who have been residing here for several years and explore the causes behind the changes in policies regarding these refugees.

Dr. Rasul Bakhsh Rais has been a Professor of Political Science in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS, Lahore since 2002. He also previously served as a Director General, Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad. Before joining LUMS, he served as professor of International Relations and Political Science for 22 years at the Quaid-i-Azam University, including as the Director, Area Study Centre for more than a decade.

Asad Rahim Khan is a partner at Ashtar Ali LLP, where he focuses on constitutional law, commercial litigation, and international arbitration. He has been appointed amicus curiae by the Lahore High Court on constitutional matters and has acted for Pakistan before the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Permanent Court of Arbitration. He is currently an adjunct faculty member of the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, where he teaches constitutional law.