There has been not an iota of doubt that the people of Turkey and Pakistan feel each others pain and rejoice for each others victories. Therefore, whenever either Turkish or Pakistani people suffer natural calamities, they reach out without any loss of time. The manner in which the Turkish brethren dashed relief goods and medical teams to help affectees of 2005 earthquake that raised to ground village after village, has no parallel. Similarly, Turkey played a vital role in the rehabilitation process of the 2010 unprecedented floods that wrecked havoc in areas from Mansehra to Hyderabad, leaving tens of thousands homeless, seeking shelter under the open skies. Now that the Kurdish southeast Turkey has been devastated by an earthquake registering 7.2 at the Richter scale, Chief Minister Punjab, Mian Shahbaz Sharif has directed the immediate dispatch of relief goods including medicines to Turkey, within the next 48 hours. A delegation is also to accompany the relief flight, headed by Sardar Zulfikar Khosa. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said Pakistan and Turkey enjoyed historic cultural relations that demanded reaching out to each other in difficult times. He directed the Chief Secretary to personally supervise despatch of tents, medicines and essential items. The PML-N chief, Mian Nwaz Sharif is already in Turkey and during his meeting with the Turkish Prime Minister, Erdogan, he expressed sympathies for those who lost their lives in the earthquake and assured all cooperation on behalf of his party as well as the Punjab Government. We hold a special place in our hearts for our Turkish brothers, but it is our great misfortune that some mischievous elements are trying to create differences between us as well. It is with sadness that Pakistan witnesses a Turkish companies harassment by propaganda spread against them. The malicious rhetoric apparently reached such volumes that the company felt the need to issue an advertisement clarifying its position. Such haranguing of investors from friendly countries is a matter of deep shame for Pakistan, whose citizens have nothing but love and respect for their Turkish brothers and whose success they seek to emulate. Whether it needs legal or political attention, Turkish assets and businesses must be protected, encouraged and allowed to function freely in Pakistan.