Turkish Chief of General Staff receives Pakistani military honour

President Zardari confers Nishan-e-Imtiaz on top Turkish general, Metin Gurak, in ceremony

Anadolu Agency April 20, 2024
President Zaradari confers Nishan-e-Imtiaz on Gen. Metin Gurak, the Turkish Chief of General Staff, at the President House in Islamabad. PHOTO: APP


Turkish Chief of General Staff, Gen. Metin Gurak, was awarded with one of Pakistan’s highest military medals on Friday, an official statement said.

President Asif Ali Zardari conferred the Nishan-e-Imtiaz to Gurak at a special ceremony held at the President House in Islamabad, said the statement.

The award was conferred in recognition of Gurak’s illustrious services and contribution to strengthening Pakistan-Turkiye defence ties, it said.

The ceremony was also attended by Gen. Sahir Shamshad Mirza, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, and Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Mehmet Pacaci.

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"Turkiye is a sincere friend of Pakistan and both countries have enjoyed deep fraternal ties, which needed to be further strengthened for the mutual benefit of the two sides," said President Zardari.

He called for enhancing road and railway connectivity between the two countries to further promote people-to-people contacts.

Separately, a delegation of Turkish investors also met with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in his office and discussed investment opportunities in Pakistan.

According to an official statement, PM Shehbaz welcomed the Turkish investors, stressing that Islamabad wants to further strengthen bilateral economic ties and trade partnerships.


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