Minister of State for Religious Affairs , Pir Muhammad Aminul Hasnat Shah says deep-rooted relations between Pakistan and Turkey are anchored firmly in common faith and shared history, reported by Radio Pakistan.

Talking to the President of Religious Affairs of Turkey-Diyanet, Prof. Dr. Ali Erbas in Ankara today [Wednesday], he appreciated Turkey's role in raising voice for the plight of Muslims of Kashmir, Palestine and Mayanmar.

The Minister of State hoped that both Pakistan and Turkey will work together for the common causes of the Muslim Ummah.

Pir Muhammad Aminul Hasnat Shah also invited the Diyanet President to attend the International Seerat Conference being organized on the occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi in Islamabad in December this year which he accepted.

The Diyanet President said Turkey will not forget the support given by the people of Pakistan to the people of Turkey during the War of Independence.

The two dignitaries exchanged views on ways to further promoting bilateral cooperation between their respective institutions. They agreed to enhance regular exchanges of religious scholars and students.

Turkish side offered to explore more opportunities for increasing the number of Pakistani students to study in Turkey on scholarship.

Pir Aminul Hasnat Shah also called on Dr. Ibrahim Altan, Director General of Turkish Red Crescent and discussed projects to ameliorate human sufferings in the region.

Ambassador of Pakistan Muhammad Syrus Qazi also was present during the meeting.