Lahore: A high level delegation led by Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag called on President Pakistan Muslim League-N Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif at Model Town, today. Matters of mutual interest and promotion of Pak-Turk relations were discussed during the meeting. Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey congratulated Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on successfully launching metro bus system. Talking on the occasion, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan and Turkey were tied with strong relations of love, affection and brotherhood. He said that Turkish government and its people had always fully supported Pakistani brethren in every difficult time. He said that Turkey was one of few countries which started rehabilitation of flood affectees in Pakistan first and provided complete cooperation for their rehabilitation.
Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that full cooperation of Turkish government for metro bus system was a splendid example of relations between both the countries. President Turkey Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Rajab Tayyip Erdogan loved with people of Pakistan and they took special interest in giving metro bus system a practical shape, he added. The Chief Minister thanked Turkish delegation for participating in the inaugural ceremony of metro bus project and expressed the hope that with the passage of time relations between both the countries would be further strengthened. Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Bekir Bozdag said that they received great love in Lahore and it seemed that they had come to their second home. He also thanked the Pakistani people and Punjab government for their warm welcome in Lahore. He said that metro bus project was a great achievement of Shahbaz Sharif and it was unbelievable that how this splendid project was completed in 11 months. Shahbaz Sharif has written the history by making possible that was impossible, he added.