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SC declares PTICEF as ‘banned organization’, seizes its accounts  

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has directed the Ministry of Interior to declare Pak-Turk International Cag Education Foundation (PTICEF) as ‘proscribed organization’, ARY News reported on Friday. The three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Ijazul Ahsan has issued a 15-page verdict, on a petition, to declare PTCIF as terrorist organization. The court while directing the ministry of interior to declare PTICEF as banned organization, had…

Pakistan to shut Gulen-linked schools ahead of Erdogan visit

ISLAMABAD: The government has on Tuesday decided to close a chain of private schools in Pakistan run by US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen. Sources say the decision was taken before the arrival of Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan for a two-day state visit to Pakistan from 16-17 November. The Turkish government had blamed Fehtullah Gulen for a thwarted coup d-etat against Erdogan in July. Afterwards, the Turkish government had pressed on governments around the world to shut down all institutions linked to…