LAKKI MARWAT  - Turkish Envoy Sadeq Babar Girgin said Thursday that his country would extend technical and financial support to construction of Kurrum Tangi Dam and work would soon be started on it.

Talking to local journalists at Ghaznikhel at the end of his three days visit to the district, he said that the completion of KT Dam would resolve power related problems in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa especially in the southern region of the province. “The dam will generate electricity besides the residents of the district will have sufficient water for irrigation purpose,” he told. Reiterating his determination to play a role for setting up Pak-Turk School in the area, the ambassador said that turkey was offering scholarships to Pakistani students to get M.Phil and PhD. “Our government and Turkish organisations are extending all-out assistance for promotion of education in Pakistan,” he maintained.

Flanked by Turkish Honourary Counsel General Salim Saifullah Khan, he said that Turkish companies had invested in different sectors of Pakistan’s economy and were playing a vital role in the uplift of country. Responding to a question about Turkish companies’ focus on Punjab for investment he said that it showed commitment of the government of Punjab for brininging development to the province. “But in other provinces the companies have made huge investments in different fields,” he added. He assured that he would use his influence to persuade Turkish investors to invest in the terrorism-hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. “We want a peaceful, prosperous and stable Pakistan and will extend all out cooperation in this regard”, he told, saying that Turkey recently hosted a trilateral summit with the aim to ensure sustainable peace in the region. The Turkish envoy also inaugurated a new building of Government Girls High school in Naserkhel near Naurang town and attended a reception hosted in his honour by former city nazim Ishfaq Ahmad Khan Meenakhel in Lakki city.