Language, cultural festival held at PakTurk School

ISLAMABAD: A colorful language and cultural festival was organised here at PakTurk School with the participation of students and their parents across the country. Around 200 students from Karachi, Khairpur, Quetta, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar and Islamabad competed in 12 different categories in 12th edition of this language festival. Besides, the visiting Turkish parliamentarians, Ambassadors of Azerbaijan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan, local officials and notables also participated in the event. Speaking at the occasion, members of Turkish Parliament said that, “brotherly country Pakistan and the people of Pakistan always keep a special place in the hearts of Turks.”  They said that people of Pakistan have always protected the values of Turkey and Turkish people. Turkish educational institutions would continue to provide quality education to Pakistanis and try to further improve and expand the services, they said. The MPs vowed to further strengthen the bilateral, trade, cultural, political and economic relations between the brotherly nations. On the occasion, ambassador of Azerbaijan Dashgin Shikarov said that PakTurk Educational Foundation has been performing a good job to educate the students scientifically as well as ethically. I wish to see growth of these institutions in coming days, he added. PakTurk Chairman Unal Tosur said that the two countries stand to benefit immensely by closer interaction with each other in different fields including education. Around 75 selected students were awarded during the event, while winners and runners-ups will represent Pakistan in International language and cultural Olympiad to be held in Turkey later this year.

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