Date posted: March 1, 2014
The PakTurk School organised a ‘Language and Cultural Festival’ as well as an Olympiad which was participated by students and their parents from different cities of Pakistan.
Besides the visiting Turkish parliamentarians, ambassadors of Azerbaijan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan, local officials and notables also participated in the event.
In 12th edition of the festival, 200 students from Karachi, Khairpur, Quetta, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar and Islamabad competed in 12 different categories.
Speaking on the occasion, members of Turkish parliament said “Brotherly country Pakistan and its people always enjoy a special place in the hearts of Turks.” They said that Pakistan and the people of Pakistan have always protected the values of Turkey and Turkish people.
The Turkish educational institutions would continue to provide quality education to Pakistani brethren and try to further improve and expand the services, they said.
The MPs vowed to further strengthen the bilateral, trade, cultural, political and economic relations between the brotherly nations.
Ambassador of Azerbaijan Dashgin Shikarov said that PakTurk Educational Foundation has been performing a good job to educate the students scientifically as well as ethically. I wish to see growth of these institutions in coming days, he added.
PakTurk International Cag Educational Foundation (PTICEF) Chairman Unal Tosur said that the two countries stand to benefit immensely by closer interaction with each other in different fields including education.
Educational institutional [co-operation] of Pakistan and Turkey would bring both the nations closer, he added.
Around 75 selected students were awarded during the event. Winners and runners-ups will represent Pakistan in International language and cultural Olympiad to be held in Turkey later this year.
Source: The News International , March 1, 2014