Ayaz for taking benefit of robust Turk education system
ISLAMABAD, Sep 25 (APP): Speaker, National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Wednesday stressed the need for collaboration with Turkish education sector to take benefit of its robust system. Talking to a delegation of Vice Chancellors of various Turk Universities led by Professor Dr Serif Ali Tekalan, Vice Chancellor Faith University, Istanbul which called on him here, he said educational sectors of both the countries could further enhance cooperation. Pakistan and Turkey were tied in bonds of religion, brotherhood and history, he said and lauded Turkish cooperation in development of social and economic sectors in Pakistan. He appreciated contribution of Pak-Turk School System in promotion of education in Pakistan.
The Speaker said that education play a vital role in progress and prosperity in any country and added that lack of education and proper employment opportunities were major issues confronting socio-economic development in Pakistan.
He said that incumbent government has taken various steps to enhance the literacy rate in the country.
He praised establishment of educational institutions by Turkish government in Pakistan especially in the areas affected by earthquake and floods of years 2005 and 2010 respectively.
The Speaker also acknowledged the high standard of education in Turkey and said that a large number of Pakistani students were studying in Turkish institutions.
Members of the delegation appreciated the Speaker’s sentiments for Turkey and assured Turkish all-out support for promotion of education in Pakistan.
They expressed grief and sorrow over loss of lives and property in recent earthquake in Balochistan and said that Turkey would extend maximum support to the victims.
They apprised the Speaker about MoUs signed between Pakistani and Turkish Universities for collaboration.
Members of the delegation were also briefed by Secretary National Assembly about its working and committee system.
Later, they witnessed proceedings of the session of National Assembly.