Pak-Turk school staffers move IHC The management of Pak-Turk Schools on Wednesday moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the interior ministry’s orders directing school staffers to leave Pakistan by Nov 20.
The IHC accepted the petition for hearing and Justice Amir Farooq will start hearing the case on Nov 17.
In his petition, Alamgir Khan, chairman of the educational network, pleaded with the court to set aside the interior ministry’s orders and grant permission to employees of the network to stay in Pakistan till completion of the ongoing educational session by March 2017.
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Earlier on Nov 14, the ministry ordered the Turkish staff of the educational network to leave Pakistan within a week. The extension in visa applications of these staffers have already been rejected.
Pak-Turk Schools staffers in their petition claimed that the applications submitted on June 22 for extension of visas of the staffers were rejected on Nov 11 without any explanation. They added they were ordered to leave the country within three days on Nov 14 by the interior ministry.
They pleaded that the educational session of 11, 000 students associated with 26 branches of Pak-Turk Schools would be affected badly if they complied to the orders. They added that the orders would also affect not only 108 staffers but also their around 400 family members, residing along with them in Pakistan.
The petitioners, Alamgir Khan and two other teachers of the school, made the federation of Pakistan via the interior ministry party in the petition.