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by Jal Pari

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani rights group has referred to as for the discharge of the Turkish former director of a sequence of personal colleges who was detained alongside together with his two daughters.

The Human Rights Fee of Pakistan mentioned Thursday that Mesut Kacmaz and his daughters had been taken from their residence in Lahore the night time earlier than. It was not instantly clear which safety company detained them, and police mentioned they’re investigating.

Kacmaz was amongst a number of Turkish lecturers who had been ordered in another country when Pakistan shut down the PakTurk Worldwide Faculties and Schools.

Turkey mentioned the colleges had been linked to Fethullah Gulen, a U.S.-based dissident cleric whom Ankara says was behind an tried coup final 12 months. PakTurk has denied any hyperlinks to Gulen, who has denied involvement within the failed coup.

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