Pakistan vows boosting economic, trade ties with Turkiye

Pakistan vows boosting economic, trade ties with Turkiye


A delegation of Turkish investors calls on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Islamabad on April 19, 2024. — APP

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has reiterated the government’s resolve to further strengthen economic relations and trade partnership with Turkiye.

The PM stated this while speaking to a delegation of the Turkish investors who called on him at the Prime Minister Office in the federal capital on Friday.

The Turkish investors, expressing confidence in the leadership of the prime minister, took keen interest in investing in Pakistan’s diverse areas.

The prime minister said the people of Pakistan and Turkiye had a long-standing brotherly relationship spanning centuries.

He said reforms had been made in the system to take full advantage of the potential of foreign investment in Pakistan.

Ambassador of Turkiye to Pakistan Mehmet Pacaci, CEO Terminal YAPI Cenk Coskun and other Turkish and Pakistani officials participated in the meeting.

Federal ministers Ishaq Dar, Khawaja Muhammad Asif and Ahad Khan Cheema, Prime Minister’s Coordinator Rana Ehsan Afzal and relevant senior officials also attended the meeting.

The delegation thanked the prime minister for the warm welcome.

Turkish general conferred Nishan-e-Imtiaz

In a separate development today, President Asif Ali Zardari conferred the Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military) award on Chief of Turkish General Staff, General Metin Gurak in recognition of his illustrious services and contribution to strengthening Pakistan-Turkiye defence relations.

The award was conferred at a special investiture ceremony held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr and attended by services chiefs and parliamentarians.

President Asif Ali Zardari confers Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military) award on Chief of Turkish General Staff, General Metin Gurak in recognition of his illustrious services on April 19, 2024. — APP
President Asif Ali Zardari confers Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military) award on Chief of Turkish General Staff, General Metin Gurak in recognition of his illustrious services on April 19, 2024. — APP

As per the citation read out at the ceremony, “General Metin Gurak is an officer of high intellect and his excellent administrative qualities earned him the reputation of being a courageous and professionally competent officer.

“General Metin Gurak has played a vital role for implementing peace and stability around Turkiye.”



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