During his call on Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on 18 October, Speaker Ayaz Sadiq paid rich tributes to the martyrs who laid down their lives in defense of
Turkey’s democracy on 15th
July. He recalled that the National Assembly and Senate of Pakistan had passed
unanimous resolutions, expressing complete support and solidarity with the
Turkish leadership, Government and people in the face of the coup attempt. The
Speaker underlined that the heroism of the Turkish people had set an example,
which would inspire others across the world. He also expressed condolences over
the loss of precious lives in recent terrorist attacks in Turkey, and reaffirmed Pakistan’s support to Turkey in the face of all
The Speaker also briefed the Turkish Prime Minister on the gross and systematic violations of human rights of the Kashmiri people and underscored the need for bringing to an end these untold atrocities being perpetrated by the Indian occupation forces. He also underscored
Pakistan’s commitment to peaceful resolution of
the Kashmir dispute in accordance with UN
Security Council resolutions.
The Speaker thanked Prime Minister Binali Yildirim for
consistent support to the Kashmir cause and Turkey’s vital role as a member of
the OIC Contact Group on Jammu & Kashmir. He also lauded Turkey’s strong
support for sending an OIC Fact Finding Mission to IOK to document the
systematic and arbitrary violations of human rights.
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim stated that
valued Pakistan’s prompt and
unequivocal support and solidarity against the 15th July coup
attempt, describing Pakistan as a true brother. He also
reaffirmed Turkey’s support
for Pakistan’s principled
stance for a just solution of the Kashmir
The two sides also exchanged views on the deepening partnership between
with a strong emphasis on trade and economic cooperation. They agreed that the
earliest conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) would provide a major
boost to the realization of the robust economic partnership envisioned by the
leadership on both sides.
Separately, Speaker Ayaz Sadiq participated in the luncheon hosted by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the Speakers/Heads of Delegations attending the PUIC Executive Committee meeting. During the luncheon, among other things, developments in the Islamic world, situation in the
Middle East, need for greater unity among Muslim
countries, and fight against terrorism came under discussion. The Speaker
perspective on related issues including Kashmir.