Pak-Turk schools: Court summons interior joint secretary

The government was supposed to submit a reply on Monday but it simply requested the court to grant more time


Our Correspondent August 29, 2016
The government was supposed to submit a reply on Monday but it simply requested the court to grant more time. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered the joint secretary of the Ministry of Interior to appear in person before the court, in the wake of the ministry failing to submit a written reply in the prescribed timeframe in the case pertaining to the Pak-Turk institutions, on Monday.

Justice Aamer Farooq directed the joint secretary to appear in person on the next date of hearing, which is September 22.

Notwithstanding, being granted three week’s time in the first week of August, the deputy attorney general (DAG), Malik Feisel Rafique, has sought supplementary time to submit a reply.

Previously, the time requested was to seek instructions from the ministry of interior, foreign affairs and others when the Pak-Turk Education Foundation moved the IHC against the prospective closure of its schools network.

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) submitted a report before the court stating the foundation is validly registered with the agency.

The government was supposed to submit a reply on Monday ---- but it simply requested the court to grant more time.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 30th, 2016.

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