LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday stayed the deportation of a Turkish teacher and his three family members from Pakistan.
Justice Shams Mehmmod Mirza passed the orders on a petition filed by Orhan Uygun – a Turk teacher, affiliated with Pak-Turk School, against possible deportation of his colleague and his family.
During the hearing, petitioner’s counsel Asma Jehangir arguing before the court submitted that the petitioner and his colleagues were residing in Pakistan and they were allowed to stay till November 24, 2017 in the light of a statement, made by attorney general in a writ petition, filed against their deportation.
She said that petitioner’s colleague Mesut, his wife Meral and their daughters — Huda Nur and Fatima Huma Kacmaz — were picked up from their residence in Wapda Town on Sept 27.
She said that the petitioner tried to get an FIR registered with Sattu Katla police but to no avail.
The counsel expressed apprehensions that petitioner’s colleague and his family would be deported in violation of the court orders.
At this, the court stayed the deportation of Turk teacher and his family and also sought reply from the federal government and SHO Sattu Katla till October 6. APP
Story first published: 28th September 2017