KARACHI - Advisor to the Turkish president and Turkey-Pakistan Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Chairman Burhan Kayturk on Wednesday held a meeting with Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah at the CM’s House.

The chief minister welcomed the 4-member delegation, and said that Pakistan and Turkey always participated in the joys and sorrows of each other.

He recalled that there was a long history of the people of Turkey and Muslims of Sub-continent. He also recalled that the “Reshmi Roomal” movement was very famous struggle against imperialists and foreign aggressors.

He lauded the role of the Turkish government for extending assistance to flood/rain affected people during the years 2010 and 2011. Qaim also appreciated Turkey’s medical assistance, particularly the establishment of a dispensary at Thatta. He said the Turkish premier had visited Thatta, while Turkey had committed to establish a hospital near Jamshoro.

The envoy was given a briefing about the possibilities of investment in various sectors, including wind power, Thar coal mining, livestock, low-cost housing and education.

Burhan Kayaturk said that intending investors would be apprised about such projects. He also informed that their group had established 20 schools in Sindh. He also invited the chief minister to visit Turkey along with trade and businessmen delegation.

The meeting was also attended by Sindh Assembly Speaker Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Minister for Finance Murad Ali Shah, Minister for Information Shazia Marri, Minister for Revenue Jam Mehtab Dahar, Sindh Board of Investment Chairmen Zubair Motiwala, Principal Secretary to the CM, Agha Jan Akhtar. Later, Qaim hosted a luncheon for the Turkish delegation.

Saeed urges harmony among institutions: Amir Tanzeem-e-Islami Hafiz Aakif Saeed has said that after the categorical refusal of Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani from writing letter to Swiss officials in corruption case the judiciary had no option but taking action him which might further deepen political crisis.

In a statement on Wednesday he alleged that the Prime minister wanted to became a ‘political martyr’ and that was why he was challenging Supreme Court while addressing to public rallies to compel the court to take action him.

He said in the view of statements coming from America it was not difficult to understand that the US was preparing for a big attack on Pakistan, adding that in this circumstances harmony among all institutions of the country was necessary.  He also expressed concern over report of possible resumption of NATO supply.