Pakistan’s top court rejects FETO review petition

             By Islamuddin Sajid </p>    <p>ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AA) - Pakistan's top court on Tuesday rejected a FETO petition for a final review on the 2018 verdict over handing over the terror group linked schools to Turkey’s Maarif Foundation.</p>    <p>The review petition -- which was filed by the Fetullah Terrorist Organization, the terror group behind the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey, last month -- was heard by a bench comprising of Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan and Justice Maqbool Baqir.</p>    <p>&quot;Today the Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan has rejected the FETO review petition which they filed against the top court over last year's verdict&quot; Mohammad Sohail Sajid, a local lawyer who filed the petition against FETO-linked schools in 2018, told Anadolu Agency.</p>    <p>The Supreme Court of Pakistan also upheld its verdict that FETO is a terrorist organization declared by the Turkish Parliament and further recognized by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Asian Parliament Assembly.</p>    <p>In December, the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered the government to declare FETO a terror group and to ban its affiliated schools in the country.</p>    <p>The top court also ordered the transfer of FETO's &quot;movable and immovable assets&quot;, schools, colleges, education centers and other similar entities to Turkey’s Maarif Foundation.</p>    <p>FETO has a considerable presence abroad, including private schools which serve as a revenue stream for the terror group.