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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. — File photo
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that Pakistan’s relations with Turkey would be furthered by promoting economic and trade cooperation between the two countries, DawnNews reported.

The premier said this during a meeting with a delegation of the Turkish Housing Development Administration (TOKI) led by the Turkish Minister of Environment and Urban Population.

Prime Minister Sharif moreover said that Pakistan wanted to benefit from Turkey’s successful trade experiences, adding that his government wanted to take bilateral relations with Turkey to new heights.

The prime minister said that in order to improve living conditions in Pakistan, it was necessary to initiate the relevant projects.

The premier also announced that he was visiting Turkey on the 16th of this month and expressed hope that there would be significant progress in mutual sectors of interest between the two countries during his visit.

Comments (10) Closed

Rao Sep 11, 2013 05:09pm

Why distant Turkey? Why not start with neighbouring countries like Afghanistan and India.

khanm Sep 11, 2013 06:47pm

The foremost important thing to do is to stop the indigenous Pakistani industrialists from leaving their own country

ali Sep 11, 2013 07:56pm

NS seems to be moving in all fronts unlike the lethargic attitude of the previous government.Hopefully the next three months will show some results.

ali tahir Sep 11, 2013 09:55pm

Good work.s !

Farhan Sep 11, 2013 10:22pm

Great..! I appreciate, This is the good beginning..

faisal baloch Sep 11, 2013 10:21pm

you cant get any investment unless and until the law and order situation is solved, then the corruption for which we are known everywhere, with these 2, no one would like to put a penny for the pakistanis.

AMIR Sep 12, 2013 12:37am

@Rao: i dont know lets see maybe because they are ENEMIES!!!

babar Sep 12, 2013 12:54am

@Rao: because Turkey has a success story, from few hundred dollar per capita income to more than than 1000% increase in within 5 to 7 years. Afghanistan is a complete failure whereas India's growth rate this is about 6% so Turkey is the best example to follow,

Muhammad Ahmed Mufti Sep 12, 2013 01:16am

@Rao: Because with India and Afghanistan trust deficit is too high.

Sonal Sep 12, 2013 01:36am


Because Turkey is more developed than Afghanistan and India, because there's more to gain from trading with Turkey, and because there's a lesson or two to be learnt from past experiences.