Pakistan, Turkey agree to further enhance bilateral ties


– Dr Shireen Mazari says laws related to human rights will be implemented in true spirit

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkey have mutually agreed on further enhancing bilateral relations and mutual cooperation in different fields.

Federal Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen Mazari and Turkish Ambassador Mustafa Yardakul met in Islamabad on Thursday to discuss bilateral relations between two countries. Senior officials of the ministry were also present on this occasion.

During the meeting, both sides shared common political experiences and also discussed the issues pertaining to the influx of refugees.

The Turkish ambassador was apprised about the prevailing human rights situation in Pakistan, including the measures and steps taken by the government, particularly the Ministry of Human Rights, for the promotion and protection of the masses.

HR Minister Dr Shireen Mazari said that steps were being taken to ensure the promotion and protection of human rights, adding that constitution of Pakistan guarantees protection of every citizens.

“We ensure that laws related to human rights would be implemented in true spirit, as it is our national obligation,” she assured.

Dr Mazari said that the government was focused on further improving and strengthening bilateral relations with Turkey in order to ensure prosperity and progress of both the countries. She said Pakistan and Turkey were brotherly countries and their friendship was gaining strength with every passing day.

Turkish Ambassador Mustafa Yardakul on the occasion assured the HR minister that the existing cooperation between the two countries would continue unabated. He appreciated the endeavors of the incumbent government, especially the HR Ministry, for the protection and promotion of human rights.