Pakistan asked Tuesday 108 teachers working in Gülenist terror group (FETÖ) schools to leave the country with their families by Nov. 20.
The decision covers the teachers working in 23 schools in the country as well as their families, which make a total of about 400 people.
Gülenists have an influential network in Pakistan in the form of PakTurk Schools, colleges, likeminded groups and big business companies.
There are 21 Pak-Turk Gülenist schools operating in all four provinces of Pakistan, in nearly every big city across the country, including the federal capital of Islamabad. There is also a Rumi forum, which is formed for lobbying for the Gülen movement and increasing his followers in Pakistan.
The move came as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was announced to visit the country for a two day visit starting on Wednesday.
FETÖ faces heightened scrutiny after being accused of attempting to topple the democratically elected Turkish government in the July 15 coup attempt, in which 246 people were killed and 2,200 were injured.
FETÖ operates in a secretive structure, with leaders and representatives at the district, provincial and national levels who act as insiders and decision-makers steering the movement.
Some African countries, including Somali, took action following the July 15 coup attempt regarding FETÖ schools in the country. Guinea also declared its support for Turkey in its struggle against FETÖ as the government of Guinea transferred the administration of five schools run by the terrorist group to the Turkish Maarif Foundation.
Pakistan had also said it was fully committed to cooperate with Turkish authorities in its fight against FETÖ, who runs a global network of schools, from Africa to Central Asia, where it recruits more followers into the group.