Pakistani Officials: Afghans are banned from going to Peshawar for 10 days
Pakistani officials said that in the first 10 days of Muharram, Afghans cannot go to Peshawar. It is worth mentioning that the decision was made by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa state government, which is due to providing security and order in the days of Ashura. Afghans can not travel, according to the Pasbanan News Agency.
Peshawar City Security Officers said that in the first 10 days of Muharram, Afghans cannot move in order to prevent terrorist activities and terrorist attacks in the city. Over the past years, terrorists have launched a series of terrorist attacks on Shiites in Peshawar and other parts of Pakistan during Muharram month.
It should be noted that a large number of Shiites are living in Pakistan, and although strict security measures are being taken during the months of Ashura, usually terrorist attacks are still occurring in these areas. Peshawar is from cities close to Afghanistan, where most Afghan businessmen travel and most of the time, a number of citizens in the country go to the city for treatment.