The household had been dwelling in Pakistan for a 12 months, on UNHCR asylum seeker certificates, which allowed them to remain in Pakistan until November, 2017.
Sources within the Park Turk Faculty mentioned Kacmaz’s has been dwelling in Pakistan for than 12 years. There are 17 Turkish households dwelling in Lahore and 70 Turkish households in Pakistan.
Kacmaz has been very energetic particular person of the Turkish group based mostly in Lahore. The kidnapping of excessive profile Turkish nationwide raised eyebrows amongst group members based mostly in Lahore. “We’re afraid about different Turkish households’ future and that is about the way forward for Pakistan Turkey relations,” a detailed aide of Kacmaz informed Zari Information.
“Mr Kacmaz used to organise session, boards and dialogue at Rumi discussion board. Authorities officers and bureaucrats used to attend these classes prior to now. It’s worrisome that persona like Mr. Kacmaz who has spent his 12 years in Pakistan now has been kidnapped,” he mentioned.
Kacmaz’s was chairman of Pak Rumi Discussion board, a discussion board which has been designated to advertise the peace, tolerance and inter-faith and inter-religion concord.
Rumi Discussion board was supported by ‘Hizmet Motion’ impressed by US-based cleric Fethullah Gülen. Final 12 months in July a coup try was foiled by Turkish authorities. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the coup leaders of getting hyperlinks with Gülen motion. The motion was later declared a terrorist group by Turkey.
Pak-Turk Faculty Director Training Lahore Mr. Orhan informed Zari Information the destiny of different households is at stake after this abduction incident. “We’re going to maintain a press convention on Thursday to boost our issues on the incidents,” he mentioned.
He mentioned Kacmaz spent the perfect a part of his life in Pakistan for promotion of peace and concord and treating an individual like this isn’t an excellent gesture in any respect. He referred to as upon Pakistan authorities to intervene for rapid restoration of the Kacmaz’s household.
HRCP mentioned the household was roughed-up, hooded, handcuffed and brought in a wagon. “They had been taken to a properly furnished home the place a number of different interrogators had been additionally current. A Turkish neighbour who protested was additionally picked-up however later launched. He witnessed the whole episode together with the kidnapping and brutality meted out to the Kacmaz household,” HRCP acknowledged.
HRCP urged the federal government to right away launch the Kacmaz household and desist from deporting them; as there are credible reviews of different Turkish educationists being arrested upon their arrival in Turkey and their subsequent torture.