LAHORE - Turkish nation has great reverence for Pakistanis as they always remember Pakistan in their prayers and hearts. There is a great harmony between the cultures and civilisations of both the countries. Prof in Ankara University Dr AB Ashraf, a Turkish-based Pakistani intellectual, expressed these views while addressing a special sitting 'Resemblance between Turkish and Pakistani Cultures organised by the Lahore Arts Council (LAC) at Alhamra here on Monday. Dr Saleem Akhtar presided over the sitting. A number of Pakistani writers, poets, columnists and other intellectuals including LAC Chairman Board of Governors Ataul Haq Qasmi, Khalid Ahmad, LAC Chief Executive Mohammad Ali Baloch, Farhat Parveen, Nasir Bashir, Fatima Hassan, Khalid Ghayas, Dr Younas Javed and Dr Asghar Nadeem Syed participated in the sitting. Addressing the meeting, Dr AB Ashraf said that there was huge resemblance between the civilizations of both the countries. He said that Turkish always had a special honour for Pakistanis, as Turkey every time extended its cooperation and logistic support to Pakistan. Dr Saleem Akhtar said that Turkish intellectuals contributed in unprecedented manner regarding Iqbaliyat (literary work on the dreamer of Pakistan, Allama Mohammad Iqbal). Earlier, Ataul Haq Qasmi thanked the guest. He said that Dr AB Ashraf had contributed much in introducing Pakistani culture and civilisation in Turkey.