ISLAMABAD, Feb 14 (APP):Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday said Pakistan government and the people highly appreciated unflinching Turkish support for Kashmir cause.

Talking to media outside Parliament house, she said that Turkish President has helped
Prime Minister Imran Khan in highlighting the longstanding Kashmir issue at international
forums.

She said Ankara has always supported Islamabad in difficult times and it has strengthened
Pakistan’s narrative at the international fora including Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
and United Nations.

She said that playing role of a brother, Turkey always helped in protecting Pakistan’s
interests.

She said now these decades-old brotherly bilateral relations have been transformed
into strategic partnership. She said now the focus was on further expanding economic
and trade partnership for the benefit of the generations to come. She said that Turkey
would help Pakistan in transfer of technology.

She said that arrival of Turkish First Lady Amina Erdogan along with President
Erdogan would encourage Pakistani women to come forward and play their role in
nation building process.

Earlier talking to PTV, she said that Pakistan and Turkey enjoyed time-tested brotherly
relations based on shared religious and cultural values.

She said that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken the initiative of promoting
peace in the region and Islamic world and Turkey cooperation in this regard would be
effective and meaningful.