Turkish staff moved from the Pak-Turk School to Supreme Court Islamabad (IHC) against the orders
of the Ministry of Interior to leave the country by 20 November.
The petition was accepted by the IHC and the next hearing in the case begins on 17 November.
The Turkish officials had ordered by the ministry to leave Pakistan within one week.
The Governing Council also issued a public announcement on the official website,
“Pak-Turk international schools and colleges are deeply concerned about the sudden decision of the
government requiring the Turkish teachers, management and members of their families, who numbered
nearly 450 people, of whom go to school children, infants and women to leave the country in within three days –
the time constraints unusual – as a result of non-approval of their applications for extension of visa. ”
The statement also reads: “We are in contact with the relevant authorities and continuously evaluated the
situation relying on the commitment of concerned government in Pakistan through their written comments
filed before the Supreme Court in Islamabad DEAR they do not intend to take any adverse action against
Pak-Turk international schools and colleges across Pakistan “.
It is worth mentioning here that in July this year, the Turkish ambassador in Pakistan Sadik Babur Girgin
at a news conference about developments in Turkey after a failed attempt to overthrow the government has said
that Turkey “called on all friendly countries to prevent the activities of these () Gulen group” and
“Close institutions run by Fethullah Gulen, “which. Fethullah Gulen, accused the religious leader based
in the United States of masterminding the recent coup attempt in Turkey.
In a later development in August, and the Department of International schools and colleges Pak-Turk replace
Turkish citizens working in administrative jobs in schools and colleges with the local population.
A series of 28 schools and colleges working under Pak-Turk Education International schools and
colleges in Pakistan in different cities Foundation, including Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Multan, Karachi, Hyderabad, Khairpur, Jamshoro and Quetta. The education system, from pre-school to the levels of ‘A’,
has a student body of about 11,000 while there are 1,500 workers of which about 110 are Turkish.