LAHORE: A group of 25 students and five senior officers of the government of Punjab will leave for Istanbul on August 20 to learn the Turkish language.
These students have been selected on merit out of thousands of candidates. In a meeting with these students, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed his gratitude for the University of Education for following a strict merit policy while selecting these students. He said the talented students were the future of the country.
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University of Education Vice Chancellor Dr Rauf-i-Azam, who was also present in the meeting, assured the chief minister that the university would continue to follow the merit policy in the light of the directions given by Chief Minister Punjab.
Shehbaz advised the students to work as ambassador of goodwill during their stay in Turkey to boost up the already existing friendly relationship between Pakistan and Turkey.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 19th, 2017.