Turkey to set up non-profit educational complex: CG

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Newly appointed Turkish Consul General Tolga Yuk called on Commissioner Dr. Sohail Rajput at his office on Wednesday. The CG offered cooperation from the Turkish government in Karachi in the fields of education, transport and trade. He said that the Turkish government is keen on the development of Karachi and will co-operate in the promotion of quality education in Karachi and development projects in tram service and other fields. Mr Tulga Yuk told the commissioner that an international standard educational complex will be established. ۔ The educational complex, which will be set up on an area of 7,000 to 10,000 square meters, will be non-profit. The middle class students will be able to get quality education as per the modern requirements. While more than 20% of deserving students will be able to get free education, at least one thousand students will get education facility. Both Matric and Cambridge education systems will provide education from nursery to A level. He said that three schools in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar and Clifton are already under the auspices of Maarif International Foundation. Besides, a library for children’s studies has been set up in New Karachi. Th CG said that more libraries would be set up in Karachi and steps were being taken to set up more libraries in Karachi. The Consul General invited the Commissioner Karachi to visit the schools in Karachi. The Commissioner assured that he would soon visit Turkish schools in Karachi. The Commissioner termed the establishment of educational institutes in Karachi by Turkey as a good effort. He said that these efforts are a valuable contribution and they will surely strengthen the efforts of the government in promoting education. The Commissioner expressed his desire to set up schools in the suburbs of South, Malir and Central and Western districts. Haroon, Director, Islamabad-based Al-Marf International Foundation Turkey and Asad Ali Khan, Additional Commissioner, Karachi were also present.

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