Karachi (October 3, 2017): The Sindh High Court (SHC) has halted the deportation of Pak-Turk schools teachers and restrained federal government to take any action against them.
The petition was filed by the families of the Pak-Turk schools teachers citing that they are being harassed and forced to leave the country.
The petitioner told the court that his clients were came Pakistan with attested visas and they were residing here as refugees of United Nation.
The court issued the notices to federal government and other concern departments and giving stay order has adjourned the hearing for October 10.
On September 27, Former director of Pak-Turk School, Mesut Kacmaz, also a Turkey national, has reportedly been kidnapped along with his family in wee hours of Wednesday from Lahore.
According to the details, 15 plain-clothed men entered Mesut Kacmaz’s house around 02:00 am and took away Rumi Forum director, his wife and two daughters.
Kacmaz and his family have been staying in Wapda Town, Lahore on a asylum seeker certificate of United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for a year after the Pakistani authorities in November 2016 directed the Turkish staff of the schools to leave Pakistan on the request of Turkey.
Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Sadik Babur Girgin had said that the schools were linked with Fatehullah Gulen, a US-based cleric, who is being accused of plotting attempted July’s coup in Turkey by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
A colleague of the director, who lived in the same building, was also taken away by the unknown men when he resisted the kidnapping of the Turkish family but was later released.