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Imran opposes demand to close Fethullah Gulen’s schools

Imran Khan questioned that why Pakistan school children should have to pay for Turkish coup attempt and how could Turkey possibly be affected by Pakistan school kids?

He expressed his support for the Turkish democracy and clarified that Pakistan already had low literacy rate and closing down a large network of schools could be disastrous for the country.

The PTI chairman posted on his Twitter account: “While we stand firmly behind Turkish democracy, closing Pak-Turk schools in Pakistan, which has a high illiteracy rate, could be disastrous.”

It is pertinent here to mention that Turkish ambassador to Pakistan had in a recent statement asked Pakistan to close all schools run by Gulen, the US-based leader who is accused of masterminding the recent putsch attempt in Turkey.

Imran Khan said he was assured by the Turkish ambassador that Turkey would not allow any Pakistanis to be negatively affected by any measures requested.

On the other hand, Gulen has rejected the claims of his involvement in the coup attempt. He had said despite having scores of political differences with Turkey President Recep Erdogan he could not think of supporting military coup.

This should be noted that Gulen is running a big network of quality schools in Pakistan which is providing education to the students having less resources.



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