Turkish First Lady visits Faisal Masjid


ISLAMABAD, Nov 17 (APP): Turkish First Lady visited Faisal Masjid here Thursday, where she was received by Mayor Islamabad Sheikh Anser Aziz.
Briefing on the history of Faisal Masjid she was informed that the Turkish architect had designed the masjid and it was constructed in collaboration with Saudi Arabia.
Turkish First Lady visited different sections of the mosque and took keen interest in diversified calligraphy of Quranic verses.
Mayor Islamabad said that Turkey and Pakistan are not only two brotherly countries but also enjoyed strong friendship and supported each other in the hour of need.
The Turkish First Lady said that Faisal Mosque is not only a masterpiece of construction but also a symbol of great Islamic traditions.
She appreciated the calligraphy of Sadequain and painting of renowned artist Gul Gee.
Sheikh Anser Aziz, who is also the CDA chairman, presented a book on Islamabad and commemorative shield to the Turkish First Lady.
Senior officers of Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) and Capital Development Authority were also present on the occasion.