Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani has invited the Turkish businessmen to invest in Gwadar free economic zone and benefit from the economic potential of the development activities in the country. He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of Turkish businessmen including parliamentarians. Chairman Pakistan Turkey Friendship Group in Senate Senator Talha Mehmood and Secretary Senate Amjed Pervez Malik were also present in the meeting.
Sadiq Sanjrani said that Pakistan and Turkey have time tested relations and are connected through religious, cultural and historic bonds. He said that Pakistan cannot forget the support provided during the earthquake in Pakistan by the Turkish brethren. Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani said that the cooperation of Turkey in social and economic development of Pakistan is also unprecedented. He said that Pakistan is well aware of the refugee problems being faced by the Turkey at the movement due to unrest in Syria, as we have experienced the same issue since many decades, because of the Afghan refugees. He said that Pakistan would provide all out support to the Turkey in this crisis.
He said that Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) meeting is scheduled to be held during the last week of October in Gwader. Turkey is current President of APA and we would appreciate the participation of delegates from Turkey including the parliamentarians and businessmen. He said that both the countries have supported each other on international fora and we are hopeful that parliamentary relations would further enhance the people to people contacts. He said that the parliamentarians on the both sides should benefit from the forum of friendship groups in respective parliaments towards enhancing the bilateral economic and social ties.
Speaking on the occasion Senator Talha Mehmood, Chairman Pakistan Turkey Friendship Group in the Senate apprised that he recently visited Syrian refugee camp on the boarder of Turkey on the eve of Eid and sloughed more than 700 hundred animal including sheep for the refugees.
The head of delegation apprised the Senate Chairman about the problems being faced due to Syrian refugees’ issue. He said that Turkey and Pakistan are not geographically connected but our hearts are very close to each other that is why historically we are called two countries and one nation.
The delegation was comprised of Hassan Kara, Mayor Kilis, Turkey, Mustafa Hilmi Dulger, Member of Parliament / Chairman of Security Agencies, Ekram Alhamdo, Advisor to Governor Kilis, Aboud Al-hussein, President, Al-Sham Association, Muhammad Adın shin, Advisor to MP Dadaap Kenya, Waqar Badshah, President, Pakistan-Turkey Friendship Foundation.
The head of delegation apprised the Chairman Senate that they have held meetings with Ansar Aziz, Mayor Islamabad, Secretary Incharge BOI and other high ranking government functionaries to explore possibilities of investment and cooperation in different sectors.