The Islamabad High Court rejected a petition on Wednesday to bring back stranded pilgrims in Iran.
Chief Justice Athar Minallah said the court can not intervene in policy matters. He declared the request unfit for hearing.
He advised the petitioner to trust the government, adding the entire world is in the grip of coronavirus.
The Parliament and executive is here, approach the correct forum with your petition, he said.
The lawyer of the petitioners argued that thousands of Pakistanis were stranded in Iran, and their visas had expired. But Justice Minallah noted that this is an international matter in which the court could not interfere.
To curb the spread of coronavirus in the region, the Pakistani government shut down all international flights and the border with Iran. Pakistan’s number of reported cases reached 2,000 Tuesday.