Date posted: February 28, 2011
CHIEF Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan and Turkey have historic and cultural relations and people of both the countries are bound together in strong fraternal ties.
Speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony of boys’ hostel in the main campus of Pak-Turk International School and College at Khayaban-e-Jinnah Road here on Sunday, he said Turkey was a sincere friend of Pakistan and it always helped the latter in the hour of need. He said schools and colleges of Pak-Turk Foundation were playing a commendable role for promotion of quality education and the provincial government would extend all-out cooperation to them for the purpose.
The chief minister said the Turkish investment in Pakistan was encouraging; however, there was need for further promoting economic and trade ties between the two countries. He said the Punjab government was working on the project of setting up a university in the provincial metropolis with the collaboration of the Fatih University, Istanbul, and an agreement was signed in this regard during his visit to Turkey. He said the Turkish experts had reached Pakistan for implementation of the agreements reached during his visit for cooperation in different sectors. He said the Pak-Turk Foundation School, Lahore, was on a par with any prestigious institution of the country and he had personally observed this fact during his visit to the school.
Earlier, the chief minister visited different sections of the school where he was briefed on curricular and co-curricular activities of students. He also laid the foundation stone of boys’ hostel. Rector Fatih University Istanbul, Prof Dr Serf Ali Tekalan, Chairman Pak-Turk Educational Foundation Unal Tosur, Regional Director Turgat Puyan, members of the high-ranking delegation from Turkey and people from different walks of life were present.
Source: International The News , February 28, 2011