Lahore : Vice President of Turkish Hilal-e-Ahmar, Ismail Hakki Turunc called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif here today.
The Chief Minister congratulated the Turkish brethren of Eid-ul-Adha and said that your arrival in Lahore has enhanced our Eid happiness. Pakistan and Turkey are interconnected with each-other in historically important relations and Turkey has stood by Pakistani side at every moment of trial.
During the floods of 2010, we just cannot forget the way the Turkish general public helped the populace of the Punjab. It is good to note that Turkey has made accelerated developments under the leadership of his President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
He said that Turkish people tremendously adore their beloved leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He said that Turkish Halal-e-Ahmar is serving with a passion of public service and we want to enhance cooperation with it in healthcare sector.
The Chief Minister said that he is desirous of setting up latest blood transfusion centre in the province; for which, resources will be provided by the Punjab government. Punjab government only needs cooperation of Turkey in this regard, he added.
He said that government of Punjab Recep Tayyip Erdogan Trust Hospital is providing best healthcare facilities to the people in Muzaffargarh district of Southern Punjab. He termed it as a living example of Pak-Turkish friendship and said that Punjab government is adding 250 beds in this hospital.
He said that Emine-Recep Tayyip Erdogan School is providing quality education to the girl-students in Muzaffargarh. He said that Punjab government is also going to start motorbikes ambulance service during the current month and added that the sphere of public service will be further extended in partnership with Turkish Halal-e-Ahmar.
Vice president of Turkish Halal-e-Ahmar, Mr. Ismail Hakki Turunc congratulated Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif of Eid-ul-Adha and expressed good wishes for former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif. He said that friendship between Pakistan and Turkey is historic and it will last till doomsday. Your happiness is our delight and we shall fully cooperate with you, he added.
The Consul General of Turkey Serdar Deniz, Senior PML(N) leader Khawaja Ahmad Hassan, Secretary Specialized Healthcare, DG Rescue 1122 and others were also present on the occasion.