LAHORE A memorandum of understanding was signed on Monday between the Punjab government and a renowned university of Istanbul, Fatiehn, regarding cooperation for the improvement of education sector. The MoU was signed by Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on behalf of the government and Rector of the University Prof. Serif Ali Tajalan on behalf of the university. The agreement was signed during CMs visit to the university. As per the agreement, the Punjab govt will send 50 brilliant male and female students to Fatiehn University at its own expenses for post graduation and PhD while besides mutual exchange of delegations of teachers and students cooperation will also be extended in research activities. Scientific knowledge will also be exchanged under the agreement. Speaking on the occasion, the CM said nothing could be better than starting his day with a visit to a renowned seat of learning. He said it was very encouraging that there were 700 PhD teachers and 11000 students in Fatiehn University. He said uplift of education sector and imparting latest knowledge to the youth was the priority of his government and he was thankful to the Rector of Fetiehn University for agreeing to set up this university in Lahore as well. He further said the Punjab govt would provide an excellent location for the Fetiehn University in Lahore. He said the agreement reached between Fetiehn University and Punjab govt would prove to be a milestone in the promotion of education as well as relations between the two countries. He said love and affection of Turk people with Pakistan was unparalleled and Turkey had stood by Pakistan in every hour of need. He said the close relations between Turkey and Pakistan would further strengthen with the passage of time. He said he had felt the same warmth and sincerity in Turkey as he felt at his home. He also invited Rector and Vice Chancellor of Fetiehn University to participate in the inaugural ceremony of the Daanish schools. Earlier, Prof. Serif Ali Tajalan welcomed the CM on his arrival at the university. He said Turkey and Pakistan were bound together in strong fraternal ties, which spanned over centuries. He also informed the CM about the academic activities in the University.