LAHORE - Head of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) and Advisor to Turk Prime Minister Kamil Kolabas called on Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday and offered their cooperation in renovation of historical places and promotion of technical education.

On the occasion, the chief minister said that both the countries were having everlasting relations of brotherhood and love. He lauded the cooperation of TIKA for renovation of Badshahi Mosque, saying it was commendable. He also said that tourism would be promoted with the help of such renovation.

“Turkey has expertise in vocational education and skills development sectors and the Punjab government wants to benefit from the model of Turkey in these sectors” the chief minister maintained.

He said that progress regarding technical education and skills development with TIKA was essential, stressing the need for furthering mutual coordination in this regard.

Shahbaz Sharif also gave his message of good wishes for Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkish premier.

Kamil Kolabas, on the occasion, said that Turkey was ready to provide all possible cooperation with regard to technical education and skill development to Punjab government in accordance with the vision of Shahbaz Sharif. He said that teh Turkish leadership and the people were highly impressed with his dynamic leadership.

Shahbaz meets Rana Tanvir

Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanvir Hussain met Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday where both the dignitaries discussed the current political situation of the country and development projects in Punjab.

Talking to the federal minister, Shahbaz Sharif said that the sit-ins and protests were not in the interest of the country and nation. He said that those staging sit-ins had caused huge loss to the country for the sake of personal interests.

“The nation will not forgive those creating hindrances in the journey of prosperity of the nation,” the chief minister held.

He said that the PML-N government was determined to steer the country out of quagmire of problems, adding that the government was moving forward seriously for overcoming the energy crisis.