Principal and Nuns Face Expulsion on Interior Ministers Order

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Filipino missionaries, Sister Miraflor Aclan Bahan, Sister Delia Coyoca Rubio and Sister Alizabeth Umali Seguenza and the principal of Islamabad convent school have filed a petition in the Islamabad high Court against being forceful expulsion from the country.

A letter from the interior ministry was received at the school. It directed the sisters to leave Pakistan within 15 days as there visas would be cancelled due to missionary workers undertaking employment and this would further constitute a change of visa category.

The letter was issued at the order of the Federal Interior Minister whose wife was a teacher at the same school. The relationship between the principal of the school and the minister’s wife became strained and she resigned without notice.

The sisters have now been made a target of personal victimization and personal grudges are being dealt with by ordering their expulsion.

The three Filipino missionary sisters have challenged the letter in the High court where Justice Aamer Farooq will be undertaking the preliminary petition on June 25th 2015. it has been made clear by the petitioners counsel Rana Abid Nazir that the visas had been issued without nay question earlier this year and that the sisters are performing purely missionary work.

Secretary Ministry of Interior, Personal Staff Officer to the interior minister, SSP Operations ICT, Directorate Generals of the ISI and IB, Director Immigration FIA and Deputy Director FIA Benazir International Airport as respondents have been made respondents by the Roman Catholic Diocese and Diocesan Board of Education.