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    Pakistan to strengthen multifaceted ties with Turkey: President

    Pakistan to strengthen multifaceted ties with Turkey: President

    WEDNESDAY, 18 JULY 2012 21:05
    ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday said Pakistan highly values its fraternal relations with Turkey and is keen to strengthen the multifaceted relations which have transcended to governmental and public levels.

    During his meeting with the Speaker of Turkish Grand National Assembly Cemil Cicek here at Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President, terming Pakistan and Turkey as vibrant democracies, said that the parliaments of the two countries and their members could play a critical role in deepening the special relationship.

    Cemil Cicek was accompanied by Ms. Ozlem Yemisct, Deputy of Tekirdag, Burhan Kayaturk, Deputy of Van and Co-Chairman of Turkey- Pakistan Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group, Oktay Ozturk, Deputy of Erzurum, Ambassador Mustafa Babar Hizlan and other officials.

    Welcoming Speaker Grand National Assembly of Turkey and his delegation to Pakistan, the President expressed the hope that his visit will deepen the friendship between the Parliaments and the two countries.

    He said it was a matter of great pleasure to note that Pak- Turk Friendship Group is the largest in Turkish Grand National Assembly.

    The President said that evolving democracies throughout the world, could learn a lot from the experience of Turkey in democratic evolution.

    The President said frequent exchanges of parliamentary delegations between Pakistan and Turkey would provide an opportunity to learn from each other and work together for strengthening of democracies and democratic institutions.

    The President also mentioned important legislative measures undertaken by the Pakistani Parliament to strengthen democracy and democratic institutions.

    He mentioned several steps towards strengthening of democracy including restoration of 1973 Constitution to its original form, 18th Constitutional Amendment, devolving executive and legislative powers to the provinces, introduction of wide-ranging reforms in Gilgit-Baltistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

    Discussing bilateral relations, the President said that Turkish leadership is held in great esteem among the people of Pakistan.

    Referring to Prime Minister Erdogan's recent address to the Pakistani Parliament, the President said his address was widely appreciated as frank and sincere advice from the leader of a brotherly country.

    He said the people of Pakistan deeply appreciate the role of Turkish leadership in further strengthening historical relations between the two countries.

    The President said Pakistan greatly admires giant strides that Turkey has made on the road to socio-economic progress under its visionary leadership.

    People-centric policies and the welfare agenda pursued by the Turkish leadership has made a qualitative impact in improving the lives of citizens in Turkey and Pakistan was keen to learn from the Turkey's experience, the President said.

    The President also reiterated the proposal to declare 2013 as "Turkey Year" in Pakistan and "Pakistan Year" in Turkey.

    Speaker Grand National Assembly of Turkey Cemil Cicek thanked the President for the warm welcome extended to him and his delegation and reiterated the desire of the Turkish leadership to further deepen and broaden the relationship between the two countries.

    Speaker National Assembly Dr. Fehmida Mirza, Secretary General M. Salman Faruqui, Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar, Senator Sughra Imam and other officials were also present during the meeting.


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    Why do Turks Like Pakistan?

    Many statesmen believe in that the states have no friends, but interests. That’s why the number of states which have ‘special relations’ is few. US-UK relations or US-Israel relations are exceptional. Even in these examples we see that the national interests are more important than the emotional dimension. In this framework Turkish-Pakistani relations have always been special. In spite of the geographical distance and the clear economic and social differences between two countries, Turks have always loved the Pakistanis. Although the Pakistanis are not Turkish origin people, they have always been called ‘brothers’ in Turkey. Brotherhood between these two countries was something emerged before the family ties between the Turkish Republics and Turkey to be bounded. Like many Turkish people I did not question Pakistan’s friendship, yet one of the answers I was trying to find prior to my 8 day-trip to Pakistan was the reasons of this profound sympathy. On the Pakistan way, may be first time in my life I wondered why do Turks like Pakistan? I thought whether the Turkish-Pakistani love is delusion or not.

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    I will share my Pakistan notes in the near future, but in this essay I would rather try to understand the main roots of our Pakistan sympathy:

    The things I saw in my 2000 km journey, including 5 cities from Karachi-southern coast- to Burban-the very north of Pakistan-, was totally devastating for me and the other members of the Turkish delegation. It is clear that Pakistan has been passing through difficult times in terms of politics, security and economics. My soul and heart were hurt by the level of difficulties these beautiful people face. Besides all that tragedy, I and other members of the Turkish delegation found out something that every visitor to Pakistan experience: Pakistan is certainly the country that likes Turkey the most in this world.

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    In one of the meetings the USAK in Ankara, the Pakistani Ambassador Seyid Iftikhar Hüseyin Shah had answered very positively all our questions and declared Pakistan’s support for any political problem Turkey faces: For example when we talked about Cyprus issue, terror or any other important topics, all of which he replied: “Pakistan would support you”. An ambassador’s response this fast and impulsive was quite shocking for USAK researchers if it was not suspicious. After seeing the shocked expressions in our faces, Ambassador Shah smiled and looked into our eyes saying “Pakistan would always support Turkey, because your country is Turkey, and you are Turkish.” We simply understand that Turkey has Pakistan’s political support in any issue with no hesitation. Such support and ties were naturally unexpected for Anglo-Saxon type educated people like us and it was a surprise for us when we are talking about a so ‘alone country’ in Europe, Turkey. What is more impressive was that we heard the same replies throughout Islamabad, Karachi and Lahor. All Pakistanis told us that “Pakistan would always support Turkey just because you are Turkey, and you are Turkish”


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    The first thing I discovered while I was questioning the reasons of this exceptional “chum” relationship was how lonely Pakistan was. Being stuck between India, Iran, Afghanistan and China, Pakistan suffers a great loneliness. All of Pakistan’s neighbors are either too problematic, like Afghanistan, or too distant from adopting a close relationship on equal terms with the country. Take India for example, after the British left, it started drawing a profile of “Big Brother” of the region. Iran, where there are still strong signs of a pursuit for the Persian Empire (or expansion of the Islamist regime?), is no different. On the contrary, Iran’s ‘intolerable’ conceit and desire for ideological propagation, makes it almost impossible to create a strong relationship. Afghanistan, probably the most similar country to Pakistan in terms of geography and demography, is now like a fireball and is ready to porch. Inside all the neighbors of Pakistan, the most loved one is certainly China. Because of its support to Pakistan in their relations with India, Chinese relations are special for Pakistanis. The “real China” is, however, is the very east of the country. Besides, it is fairly hard to imagine a Chinese – Pakistani closeness, compared to a one with Turkey. Moreover the relations with the West is also problematic. Although Islamabad Government has always been very helpful for the Western policies against terrorism, Pakistan cannot find a similar support and empathy in the West.

    Turkey is certainly the most similar country to Pakistan in the world with its ‘special loneliness’. Although it is at the heart of the global issues and has quite strong ties with the East and the West, Turkey is not part of any world in reality. It is sui generis and Turkish people still feel aloneness in the West and in the region like Pakistan. It can be said that this shared aloneness is one of the factors in Turkish – Pakistani friendship. Turks can understand the Pakistanis before the double standards of the great powers.

    Besides their common loneliness, the historical caliphate is believed to be another reason of the Turkish sympathy in Pakistan. The Ottoman sultans were considered the head of the all Muslims in many countries. Thanks to the Abdulhamid II’s efforts the influence of the Turkish caliphates’ increased dramatically in the Indian subcontinent. The Turks were considered as a balancing power against the occupying British in India. Therefore Indian Muslims felt themselves very close, even engaged, to the Anatolian Muslim Turks. More strangely, not only the Muslims, but also all other oppressed societies in India felt themselves close to the Ottoman Empire in these years. Including Gandhi, the Indians were all saddened by the declaration of secular Turkish Republic and the cassation of the caliphate chair. They were not against secularism but the evaporation of the Caliphate as they saw the Caliphate as an influential tool against imperialism in India. Despite their sadness, both Hindus and Muslim Indians respected Turkish people’s decision, continued to see citizens of the Modern Turkish Republic as the sons of the Ottomans.

    Another factor of the sympathy was unfortunately the turmoil both Turkey and Pakistan experienced, particularly the military coups. The 12 September 1980 Coup’s General President Kenan Evren for instance was not welcomed at all in the Western European countries. He could only visit or more accurately only welcomed by Bulgaria, Romania, soma Arab countries and Pakistan. The same thing was, of course, true for Pakistan. Turkish officials have always welcomed Pakistanis no matter what their political conditions were.

    Turkey’s strong support for Pakistan in the Kashmir case has also been a major contributor to the relationship. In spite of the problems with India, Turkey kept to its support and said: “… just because you are Pakistan.”

    Although it is a debatable issue, another important point that needs to be mentioned here is the ethnic roots of Pakistan community. The country is clearly affected by the neighboring countries it stuck between. Fingerprints can be seen in its language, religion, culture and in many other areas. Its foods and music are, along with a lot other characteristics, is a synthesis. However, the Turkish signs can only be seen when looked closer. Even physical similarities can be observed. Turkish clans entering the inside of the Indian subcontinent have affected the region so deeply that its fingerprints inherited to the Pakistan of today. In other words, our ties with Pakistanis are not just mental, but we might also, with the help of modern science, observe different aspects of the ties by looking at the genes of our Pakistani brothers. Such a fact would certainly be shocking, but not very unexpected.

    More recently, Turkey’s immediate help to Pakistan in the earthquake disaster was definitely the most major contributor to the relationship between the countries. All Pakistanis, from government officials to ordinary people, are very grateful for their brother country’s aids. They said that Turkey was there with both volunteers and officials helping them rescuing their people in a disaster which 75.000 people died. Moreover, they told us that Turks also did not leave immediately, but helped rebuilding the devastated country. They were so impressed from this immense help that Imam Abdullah said in a speech he made in Eidgahah Mosque: “Pakistan is Turkey and Turkey is Pakistan.”

    Another recent contribution of the disaster to Turkish-Pakistani relationship is the fact that Turkish Premier, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was the first leader to visit the country after the great disaster. Showing one more time the importance of timing in diplomacy, that his visit and speech impressed Pakistanis as much as Turkish aids did. Even though he may be aware of the consequences of his visit, Mr. Erdogan certainly did something very important for closeness between Pakistan and Turkey.

    The last visit to Pakistan made by Turkish President Abdullah Gul was also important in this context. His visit after the devastating assassination of Benazir Bhutto, which is an incident that almost put the country into a chaos, proved Turkey’s support to the country one more time. The message President Gul gave by meeting with all leaders in the country was clear: “Pakistani leaders should stop fighting each other and maintain peace and unity in the country.” Thanks to the efforts of Turkish ambassador Engin Soysal and his team, Turkey has continued to play a special role in bridging the opposing Pakistani groups. It is clear that almost all Pakistani political parties trust on the Turks. That’s why Turkish diplomats or politicians can organize in a very limited time so many sensitive meetings which affect Pakistani political life.

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    As a conclusion, it seems that Turks have enough reasons to see Pakistan as a brother country. Besides, the heating environment of the “Great Middle East” also brings countries like Turkey and Pakistan, and other countries affected by the United States policies in the region. The wrong policies of the White House force the regional powers to make more co-cooperation and Turkish-Pakistani relations is no exception.

    I will continue writing on our Pakistan experiences. However, for now, I will stop here by telling people who do not believe in Turkey-Pakistan closeness that: We the Turks love Pakistanis because they are Pakistani.
    Why do Turks Like Pakistan?

    Very old article, but a good read.
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    I wish more Pakistani liked the Turkish state. What Ataturk did to that country was amazing.
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    Two major reasons are cited by the common Turks when one discusses this aspect with them.

    Firstly, the support they received from the Muslims of Old India during their fight to push back the occupiers of their territory during the dying era of Caliphate and its immediate aftermath. In this era, the Caliphate only remained in the 30 miles radius of Istanbul. The rest of Turkey was occupied by France, Britain, Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Greece. The Turks defeated and pushed these powers out, one by one and after having suffered tremendous atrocities at the hands of these occupiers. This was the time when they needed support and the Muslims of sub-continent sent money by ship loads, even women gave their gold ornaments liberally.

    Secondly, Pakistan and Libya were the only two countries in the world that provided unqualified support to the Turks during their invasion of Cyprus to free the Muslims for Cypriot occupation. When the first casualties arrived on Turkish shores, these were treated by the doctors of Pakistan Army and the Turks saw this on national television. The Libyans gave them ship loads of ammunition they needed.

    The third aspect which some of my Pakistani friends may scoff at is that their religious practices are exactly the same as most most Pakistani Sunnis practice. There is no difference at all and therefore the natural religious affinity. Many of us here may believe that Turkey being a secular state and the way Ataturk built Turkey on secular moorings, the majority of common Turk surprisingly feel the same about Muslims at large as the Pakistanis feel. It indeed is surprising.
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    Turks are pure blood, they are very good friends and even better enemies. Pakistan and Turkey are twins because both nations are HIGHLY emotionally charged.
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    Historically the similarities are their for all to see. Lately however the embracing of Nato has shown a different side of Turkeys development.
    I agree passions and emotions run high in both nations bringing on decisions made involving these ingrediants.

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    Turkey-Pakistan 9th High level Military Dialogue Group meeting held at Ankara


    The inaugural session of Turkey-Pakistan 9th High Level Military Dialogue Group was held here today. Secretary Defence Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Asif Yasin led the Pakistan delegation while Deputy Chief of Turkish General Staff Gen.Yaşar Güler led the Turkish delegation.

    In his opening remarks Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Asif Yasin Malik stated that both Pakistan and Turkey enjoy close relations in all fields. They have supported each other on various issues including Kashmir and Cyprus. He referred to similarity of geo-strategic situation of Pakistan and Turkey. He said the cooperation between Pakistan and Turkish armed forces is long standing and entails exchanges, participation in exercises and training programmes, mutually beneficial to both sides.

    Both sides exchanged views on promoting cooperation in defence industry sector. They also discussed matters of regional security and importance of an upgraded and hi-tech system of defence and defence production according contemporary needs. Both Turkey and Pakistan agreed to work closer for promotion of sustainable peace and lasting stability in Afghanistan. Both sides reviewed progress in bilateral defence cooperation and agreed to further enhance the scope of cooperation. They vowed to work towards exploring opportunities for joint ventures in future.

    Sub-working groups separately discussed matters pertaining to defence production, military training and cooperation, electronic warfare, etc. while the the concluding meeting of the 9th HLMDG will take place tomorrow.

    In order to further boost Pakistan-Turkey defence ties, Lt. Gen. Asif Yasin and his delegation members met with the Undersecretary for Defence Industries Mr. Murat Bayar. They will also visit Turkish defence industries including Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), Turkish Military Software Corporation (HAVELSAN), and Military Electronic Industries of Turkey (ASELSAN) and discuss prospects of joint ventures.

    Pakistan’s defence production industry is significantly treading on the path of self-reliance and has now been able to produce defence equipment indigenously. Similar is the case with Turkey, which due to its NATO membership and proximity with Europe has a developed defence sector. Exchange of such delegations is the hallmark of Turkey-Pakistan defence ties. The current visit by the high powered military delegation shall provide ample opportunities to discuss avenues for Turkey-Pakistan defence cooperation.

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    Re: Turkey-Pakistan 9th High level Military Dialogue Group meeting held at Ankara

    Turkey has a lot to offer for Pakistan,but what Pakistan can give in return? That is the Question.

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    Pakistan to further enhance trade relations with Turkey

    ISLAMABAD: Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastagir Khan said on Wednesday said that Pakistan is keen to boost its trade relations with Turkey and would enhance its meet, wheat, mangoes and other agricultural products exports to the country.

    "There exists a lot of potential for investment and trade between the two brotherly countries and these would be exploited for the benefit of the people of the two countries", he told Ambassador of Turkey to Pakistan Sadik Babur Girgin who called on the Minister here today.

    He said that Pakistan would make efforts for implementation and improvement of Pakistan Standard and Quality Control Authority and get quality standards certificates of international standards and in this connection the country would seek cooperation and assistance of Turkey for enhancing its quality standards of the products.

    Through these activities Pakistan can enhance its exports to international markets for the benefit of the country.

    He added for the establishment of quality standards in the country ,private sector would be assisted for the setting up of quality control laboratories in the country.

    Khurram Dastagir Khan said that in line with the vision of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vision Pakistan would sign trade agreements with neighboring countries in the region for enhancing its exports.
    He said that in during the forthcoming Pak-Turkey Joint Ministerial Commission meeting to be held in third week of October would discuss ways and means for removal of anomalies in bilateral trade.
    The Minister said that the cargo train agreement already existed between Pakistan and Turkey and through implementing the agreement Pakistan can send its exported goods to Istanbul (Turkey) in fifteen days in a very cost effective manner and after five more days in the Western Europe.

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    Re: Pakistan to strengthen multifaceted ties with Turkey: President

    Turkey is moving forward to become a first world country. Pakistan need to strengthen its ties with its Muslim compatriots especially Turkey especially to protect its interests in European Union.

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    Turkey-pakistan jec 15th session begins in ankara

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Islamabad—The Federal Minister for Commerce of Pakistan Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan is visiting Turkey to lead Pakistan delegation to the 15th session of Turkey-Pakistan Joint Economic Commission being held at Ankara from 15-16 October 2014. The Joint Economic Commission (JEC), co-chaired by Pakistan’s Commerce Minister and Turkish Minister for Environment and Urbanization, commenced today. The JEC is discussing ways and means to further strengthen economic and commercial relations between the two brotherly countries, says a report received from Ankara.

    While speaking at the inaugural session of the two days moot, the Pakistani dignitary said Pakistan and Turkey are two brotherly democracies. He said both countries should work to diversify commercial ties so that true potential of commercial cooperation could be realized. Referring to JEC, he said it is an important platform to translate our common aspirations for a strategic economic and development partnership into tangible reality.

    “To improve bilateral trade, we need to vigorously involve the private sector and strengthen cooperation between the chambers of commerce and industry of the two countries,” said Mr. Khurram Dastgir. He stressed on the need to motivate businessmen of the two countries for establishing long-term business partnerships. He also proposed to energize Pakistan-Turkey Business Council that will help boost bilateral cooperation between the private sectors. Mr. Khurram Dastgir briefed the forum about the major economic gains Pakistan made since the present Government took office over a year ago.

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    Turkey to shower more bucks in Punjab!

    *Turkish delegation says companies interested to invest in urban transport and solid waste management sectors

    Relations between Pakistan and Turkey are strengthening and a number of Turk companies are investing in Pakistan especially Punjab, said Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Friday in a meeting with a delegation belonging to prominent Turkish group Campak to discuss matters regarding cooperation in transport and solid waste management sectors.

    Shahbaz said that Turkey and Pakistan were bound together in strong ties of friendship, brotherhood and love. He said a state-of-the-art Tayyip Erdogan Hospital had been set up in Muzaffargarh with the cooperation of Turkey and modern medical facilities were being provided in the hospital.

    He said that Lahore Metro Bus Project is a glorious example of Pak-Turk friendship. The chief minister informed the delegation that maximum facilities were being extended to Turk companies in the province. The Turk group expressed interest in investment in urban transport sector in Punjab.

    The delegation comprised Campak Chief Executive Officer Abdulkadir Turan and others. Lahore Transport Company Chairman Khawaja Ahmad Hasaan and Lahore Solid Waste Management Company managing director were also present in the meeting.

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    Re: Turkey to shower more bucks in Punjab!

    Good to see Nawaz looking after his Punjabistan
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    Turkey to mediate between afghanistan and pakistan: President erdoĞan

    ANKARA — Turkey will continue to mediate between Afghanistan and Pakistan on terrorism-related issues, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday.

    Addressing a joint press briefing in Kabul with Afghanistan's newly-elected President Ashraf Ghani, Erdogan said Pakistan's border-control measures had been effective in preventing terrorists from gaining a safe passage into Afghanistan during the Afghan election period last June.

    He added the measures contributed greatly towards ensuring a stable and peaceful election environment in Afghanistan.

    "There are three Muslim countries in question here. We expect to take decisive steps during the negotiations," Erdogan said.

    The Afghanistan-Pakistan-Turkey trilateral summit began in 2007 under the name 'Istanbul Process.'

    It aims to resolve problems arising from Afghan government allegations that the Afghan Taliban find sanctuaries inside Pakistan and build mutual trust between the two neighboring countries.

    "Extremism is not just the problem of only one country, but it is an international problem," Ghani said.

    He said there could be success in finding a solution if the terrorism threat was dealt from a 'common perspective.'

    "Turkey plays a vital role in that question" in Afghanistan-Pakistan relations, he said, "so we look forward to Erdogan's efforts in this regard."

    This is the Turkish president's first visit to Afghanistan since Ghani became the president. He arrived in the country early Saturday morning.

    Erdogan also said Turkey along with the U.S., Germany and Italy would be one of the four NATO countries that would continue to support the development of the Afghan National Security Forces.

    Turkey would also contribute to the security and operations of the Kabul airport, he said.

    "Our investments in Afghanistan's mining, oil exploration, construction and food sector will also continue as planned without any slowdown," the Turkish president added.

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    Pak-Turk military dialogue concludes

    ISLAMABAD: The 10th Round of High Level Military Dialogue Group (HLMDG) meeting concluded between Pakistan and Turkey, a press release said on Thursday. Defence Secretary Lieutenant General (r) Muhammad Alam Khattak was leading the Pakistani delegation, whereas Turkish delegation was headed by Deputy Chief of Turkish General Staff, Ministry of National Defence, General Yasar Guler. Both groups reviewed the progress and put forth their reports for deliberation. It was agreed that an Interim Progress Review would be conducted by both sides through diplomatic channels in April-May 2015. Pakistan and Turkey discussed matters of regional security and the security paradigm. Both sides appreciated the extent of industrial cooperation in the field of defence and pledged to expand it to the strategic level.

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    Turkey offers help for better Punjab

    LAHORE - Head of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) and Advisor to Turk Prime Minister Kamil Kolabas called on Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday and offered their cooperation in renovation of historical places and promotion of technical education.

    On the occasion, the chief minister said that both the countries were having everlasting relations of brotherhood and love. He lauded the cooperation of TIKA for renovation of Badshahi Mosque, saying it was commendable. He also said that tourism would be promoted with the help of such renovation.
    “Turkey has expertise in vocational education and skills development sectors and the Punjab government wants to benefit from the model of Turkey in these sectors” the chief minister maintained.

    He said that progress regarding technical education and skills development with TIKA was essential, stressing the need for furthering mutual coordination in this regard.

    Shahbaz Sharif also gave his message of good wishes for Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkish premier.

    Kamil Kolabas, on the occasion, said that Turkey was ready to provide all possible cooperation with regard to technical education and skill development to Punjab government in accordance with the vision of Shahbaz Sharif. He said that teh Turkish leadership and the people were highly impressed with his dynamic leadership.

    Shahbaz meets Rana Tanvir
    Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanvir Hussain met Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday where both the dignitaries discussed the current political situation of the country and development projects in Punjab.

    Talking to the federal minister, Shahbaz Sharif said that the sit-ins and protests were not in the interest of the country and nation. He said that those staging sit-ins had caused huge loss to the country for the sake of personal interests.
    “The nation will not forgive those creating hindrances in the journey of prosperity of the nation,” the chief minister held.

    He said that the PML-N government was determined to steer the country out of quagmire of problems, adding that the government was moving forward seriously for overcoming the energy crisis.

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    Turks keen to invest in Pakistan

    KARACHI: A Turkish business delegation led by Governor Ankara Mehmet Kiliclar visited the defence exhibition IDEAS-2014 on Wednesday.

    On the occasion, Governor Mehmet said Turkish people and businessmen consider Pakistan their second home and are keen to invest.

    Earlier, Mehmet met Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad and exchanged views on bilateral trade relations. Sindh governor projected investment opportunities the country offers.

    Ankara governor assured of his support and extended Dr Ibad an invitation to visit Ankara.

    The Turkish companies are investing in many mega development projects, however there are several other sectors like energy, industry, agriculture, infrastructure, etc where Turkish capital inflow can help.

    Published in Dawn December 4th , 2014
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    Re: Turks keen to invest in Pakistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Fassi View Post
    KARACHI: A Turkish business delegation led by Governor Ankara Mehmet Kiliclar visited the defence exhibition IDEAS-2014 on Wednesday.

    On the occasion, Governor Mehmet said Turkish people and businessmen consider Pakistan their second home and are keen to invest.

    Earlier, Mehmet met Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad and exchanged views on bilateral trade relations. Sindh governor projected investment opportunities the country offers.

    Ankara governor assured of his support and extended Dr Ibad an invitation to visit Ankara.

    The Turkish companies are investing in many mega development projects, however there are several other sectors like energy, industry, agriculture, infrastructure, etc where Turkish capital inflow can help.

    Published in Dawn December 4th , 2014
    That's a positive response. Let us hope the Pakistan government looks after them and their investment.

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