Pakistan’s order makes the future of Pak-Turkish schools uncertain
The future of more than 100 Turkish teachers plunged into uncertainty after the Pakistan government ordered to leave the country by November 20.
As per the reports from the interior ministry, the teachers of Pak-Turk schools have been asked to leave the country along with their family members within three days.
The decision came at a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to arrive on a two-day visit to Pakistan on Wednesday.
More than 100 teachers are working at Pak-Turkish schools along with their family members have been denied an extension to their visa. The administration of Turkish-Pak schools expressed their shock over this decision.
“Pak-Turk International Schools and Colleges are extremely concerned over the abrupt decision of the government,” said Pak-Turk Education Foundation Board of Directors Chairman Alamgir Khan.
“Since we have removed all Turkish principals with the Pakistanis and publicly announced that it has no connection with Gulen movement there has been no justification for this decision,” an official of the Pak-Turk Schools said.
“It is not secret that Gulen’s organisation has institutions or their presence in Pakistan and in many other countries. I am sure the necessary measures will be taken. We have to be very careful with such organisations and their causing risk and threat for the security and stability of every country that they have a presence,” Mevlut Cavusoglu, Foreign minister of Turkey, had said.
Some 11000 students from pre-primary level to ‘A’ levels are studying in the chain of 28 campuses which located at Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Multan, Karachi, Hyderabad, Khairpur, Jamshoro and Quetta.