Roots of Pak-Turkey cooperation very deep: Shahbaz

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Pakistani students learning Turkish meet Shahbaz
Staff Reporter

Pakistani students learning Turkish language in Turkey called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, who is currently visiting Turkey. According to a handout issued here Saturday, while talking to the student, the Chief Minister said the students learning Turkish were ambassadors of Pakistan and they should show through their actions and hard work that Pakistanis were the best nation. He asked them to make extraordinary efforts to learn Turkish because hard work was the key to success. He said the Punjab government would send more students to Turkey to learn Turkish on the government expenditures.
The students thanked the chief minister and the Punjab government, and said they got the chance to learn Turkish language due to personal interest of the chief minister. They said they had received exceptional love from the Turkish people and they promised that they would utilize every moment of their trip to achieve exceptional command over Turkish language.
Pakistani Consulate in Turkey Dr Yusuf Junaid said that best possible facilities had been provided to students learning Turkish and these facilities would also be provided in future as well. Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Syrus Sajjad Qazi was also present on the occasion.
Under the program of Punjab government to learn Turkish 30 students had sent to University of Istanbul on the government scholarship.
Shahbaz Sharif also visited the Fatih Sultan Muhammad Hospital, Istanbul where he was given a detailed briefing on the hospital. Speaking on the occasion, he said the measures taken by Turkish government in the health sector were exemplary and Punjab government was also trying to learn from Turkish experiences. He visited various parts of the hospital.
Talking to a delegation of Turkish investors, the chief minister said Turkish cooperation in the energy field and other sectors would be remembered by coming generation of Pakistan.

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