Büyükelçi Syrus Sajjad Qazi’nin Pakistan Mango Festivalindeki Konuşması, Büyükelçilik Rezidansı (Bahçesi), Ankara, 14 Ağustos 2018

Sayın Ali Şahin, Pakistan-Türkiye Parlamenterler Dostluk Grubu Başkanı, 
Ekselansları,
Saygıdeğer Konuklar,
Bayanlar ve Baylar!

Bu akşam Pakistan’ın Evine geldiğiniz için size çok sıcak bir şekilde hoşgeldiniz diyoruz!

Sizi bu akşam Mango Festivalini hep beraber kutlamak için burada aramızda görmek bizim için bir zevk ve ayrıcalıktır.  

Biz Pakistanlılar Mangoyu Meyvelerin Kralı olarak adlandırırız.

Ve Majesteleri bir kez daha varlığıyla bizi onurlandırmaya karar vermiştir, hem de bugün gibi özel bir günde, çünkü 14 Ağustos aynı zamanda Pakistan’ın Bağımsızlık Günüdür.

Saygıdeğer konuklar,

Pakistan dünyadaki en büyük 5. mango üreticisi ve en büyük 6. mango ihracatçısıdır.

Biz Pakistanlılar için Mango sadece bir meyve değildir ama aynı zamanda tarihimizin ve zengin kültürümüzün bütünleşik bir parçasıdır.  

Yüksek kalitede 110 çeşit mango vardır – bunlara Sindhri, Anwar Retaul, Lungra, Malda, Dusehri, Fajri ve diğerleri dahildir.

Chaunsa en popular mango çeşididir – ve biz bugün size Beyaz Chaunsa sunuyoruz – çünkü onun mevsimi Temmuz’dan Ağustos’a kadar sürer.

Pakistan mangolarını Türk pazarlarına getirmek için gösterdiğimiz çabalar içerisinde şimdiye kadar 4 yıl boyunca bu Mango Festivaline ev sahipliği yaptık ve her seferinde bir öncekinden daha iyi oldu.  

Konuşmamı tamamlarken, Swissotel Ankara’ya bu Mango Festivalinin yapılmasını mümkün kılan işbirliklerinden ötürü derinden şükranlarımı iletmek istiyorum.  

Ruhsal ve damak zevklerinizi karşılamak için çeşitli müzikleri, Pakistan mutfağının değişik örneklerini ve birçok mangoyu ve mangodan yapılmış ürünleri sizler için seçtik.

Lütfen bu akşamın keyfini çıkarın ve hepinize bir kez daha teşekkürler!

Remarks by Ambassador Syrus Sajjad Qazi at the Pakistan Mango Festival at Embassy Residence at Ankara on 14th August 2018

Honourable Ali Şahin, Chairman Pakistan-Turkey Parliamentary Friendship Group, 
Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies & Gentlemen!

A very warm welcome to Pakistan House!

It is a pleasure and privilege to have you here with us this evening to celebrate the Mango Festival together.

We Pakistanis call Mango the King of Fruits.

And His Majesty has decided to grace us with His presence once again, on a day as special as today, since August 14thalso marks the Independence Day of Pakistan.

Distinguished guests,

Pakistan is the 5thlargest producer of mangoes in the world, and the 6thlargest exporter.

To us Pakistanis, Mango is not only a fruit but is also an integral part of our history and rich culture. 

There are over 110 varieties of high quality mangoes – including Sindhri, Anwar Retaul, Lungra, Malda, Dusehri, Fajri and others.

Chaunsa is the most popular variety – and we are serving the White Chaunsa today – as its season lasts from July to August.

In our endeavours to bring the Pakistani mangoes to the Turkish markets, we have been hosting this Mango Festival for 4 years now and each time it´s better than before. 

As I conclude, I wish to extend our deep gratitude to Swissotel Ankara, for their collaboration in making this Mango Festival possible.

We have selected music, samples of Pakistani cuisine, and lots of mangoes and mango-based products to cater to your spiritual and culinary tastes.

Please enjoy the evening and thanks once again!

Pakistan Bağımsızlık Günü Ankara’da kutlandı


ANKARA, 14 Ağustos 2018: Pakistan’ın 72. Bağımsızlık Günü bugün Ankara’da geleneksel bir coşkuyla kutlandı.  Pakistan Büyükelçisi Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi Pakistan topluluğunun, öğrencilerin ve Büyükelçilik memurları ve ailelerinin önünde Pakistan milli marşı eşliğinde Pakistan bayrağını göndere çekti.  

Bu olay üzerine Pakistan Cumhurbaşkanının ve Başbakanının özel mesajları okundu.  Pakistan liderleri ayrı ayrı gönderdikleri mesajlarında Pakistan’ın atalarının ve özellikle Muhammed Ali Cinnah’ın ve Allama Muhammed İkbal’in yaptığı fedakarlıklar için derinden şükranlarını ifade ettiler.  Kendileri ülkenin insanlarına günümüzdeki zorlukları aşmalarına yardımcı olmak ve Pakistan’ı kendi kendisine yeterli ve gerçek bir refah devleti yapmak için yardımcı olmak amacıyla birleşmeleri için çağrıda bulundu.  

Bu olay üzerine yaptığı konuşmada Büyükelçi Syrus Qazi 14 Ağustos’un Alt Kıtanın tarihinde önemli bir gün olduğunu çünkü bu günde bağımsız bir Pakistan hayalinin gerçek olduğunu söyledi.  Büyükelçi su kıtlığının Pakistan’ın karşılaştığı başlıca zorluklardan birisi olduğunu söyledi.  Kendisi Ankara’daki Pakistan Büyükelçiliğinin insanların “Pakistan Anayasa Mahkemesi Diamer Bhasha ve Mohmand Barajları Fonu” için bağış yapabilecekleri bir hesap açtığı bilgisini verdi ve Pakistan topluluğu üyelerine cömertçe bu fona bağışta bulunmaları çağrısında bulundu.  

Büyükelçi aynı zamanda konukları Pakistan-Türkiye ilişkileri hakkında da bilgilendirdi.  Kendisi yurt dışında yaşayan Pakistanlıların ev sahibi ülkeleriyle olan ilişkileri geliştirmede önemli bir rol oynadığını söyledi.  Kendisi Pakistan topluluğunu Pakistan-Türkiye ilişkilerini geliştirmek için çok gerekli bir köprü olarak tanımladı ve onların Pakistan ve Türkiye arasındaki kardeşlik bağlarını daha da güçlendirmekteki rollerini övdü.  

Ankara’daki Pakistan Büyükelçiliği Okulu (PEISG) öğrencileri milli şarkılardan oluşan özel bir performans sundu.  Bunun ardından, Pakistanlı çocuklarla çevrelenmiş olan Büyükelçi Syrus Qazi ve eşi Dr. Shaza Syrus Bağımsızlık Günü pastasını kestiler.  

Independence Day of Pakistan celebrated in Ankara

ANKARA, 14 August 2018:  The 72nd Independence Day of Pakistan was celebrated today in Ankara with traditional fervor. The Ambassador of Pakistan, Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi, hoisted the national flag on the tune of national anthem in the presence of the Pakistani community, students, and Embassy officials and their families.

The special messages of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan were read out on the occasion. Pakistani leadership in their separate messages paid glowing tributes to the sacrifices of Pakistan’s forefathers, particularly Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Muhammad Iqbal. They urged countrymen to unite which will help overcoming present-day challenges and make Pakistan a self-reliant and a true welfare state.

In his remarks on the occasion, Ambassador Syrus Qazi said 14thAugust is an important date in the history of the Sub-continent, as on this day, the dream of an independent Pakistan became a reality. The Ambassador said water scarcity was one of the major challenges faced by Pakistan. He informed that the Pakistan Embassy Ankara has opened an account in which people can donate for “Supreme Court of Pakistan Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dams Fund” and urged members of Pakistan community to generously donate to this fund. 

The Ambassador also briefed the guests about Pakistan-Turkey relations. He said overseas Pakistanis play an important role in promoting relations with host countries. He termed Pakistan community as a vital bridge for promoting Pakistan-Turkey relations and and appreciated their role in further strengthening brotherly ties between Pakistan and Turkey.

The Students of Pakistan Embassy School (PEISG) in Ankara presented special performance composed of milli songs. Afterwards, flanked by Pakistani children, Ambassador Syrus Qazi and his spouse Dr. Shaza Syrus cut the Independence Day cake.

Pakistan Expresses Solidarity with Turkey

ANKARA, 13 August 2018: Pakistan, in principle, is opposed to imposition of unilateral sanctions against any country. The solution to any and all issues should lie in dialogue, mutual understanding and goodwill. Any steps or actions to the contrary only undermine the peace and stability and make the solution to a problem more difficult and intractable.
Pakistan acknowledges and greatly appreciates Turkey’s invaluable role towards regional and international peace and stability. It is also a vital member and engine of the global economy.
The people and the Government of Pakistan reiterate their strong support for the Government and the people of Turkey in their quest for peace and prosperity, and as always, will continue to stand by them towards the achievement of these shared goals.

(Above statement was issued by the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan at Islamabad on 13 August 2018)

Afet Yönetimi üzerine Pakistan-Türkiye işbirliği yoğunlaştırılacak

ANKARA, 6 Ağustos 2018:  Pakistan ve Türkiye afet yönetimi alanındaki karşılıklı işbirliğini daha da yoğunlaştırmak için birlikte çalışacaktır.  Bu konu üzerinde Pakistan'ın Ulusal Afet Yönetimi Yetkili Makamı'nın (NDMA) Başkanı Korgeneral Omar Mahmood Hayat ve Türkiye'nin Afet ve Acil Durum Yönetimi (AFAD) Yetkili Makamı Başkanı Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu arasında bugün Ankara'da yapılan toplantı sırasında mutabakata varıldı.  Bu toplantıya Pakistan'ın Türkiye Büyükelçisi Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi'de katıldı.


Her iki taraf bir dizi inisiyatif üzerinde çalışmak için anlaştı, buna afet yönetimindeki deneyimlerin ve bilgilerin paylaşılması, uzmanların eğitilmesi, ortak tatbikatlar ve iki taraflı olarak ve daha geniş bir bölgesel bağlamda işbirliğini yoğunlaştırmak için ortak konferanslara ve yüksek düzeyde ziyaretlere ev sahipliği yapılması da dahildir.  

Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu AFAD'ın yurtiçinde ve yurtdışında çeşitli acil durumları karşılamak için belirlediği amaçları, projeleri ve planları hakkında kapsamlı bir brifing verdi.  Kendisinin daha önceki Pakistan ziyaretlerine atıfta bulunarak, kendisini Pakistan'dayken evindeymiş gibi hissettiğini söyledi ve NDMA ile kurumsal bağları geliştirmek için istekli olduğunu gösterdi.  


NDMA başkanı Pakistan'daki 2005 depremi ve devasa 2010 selleri sırasında Türkiye'nin kurtarma ve rehabilitasyon operasyonlarına yaptığı yardım için derin minnettarlığını iletti.  Kendisi büyük ölçekte birbirini tekrarlayan doğal afetlere olan aşırı maruziyeti düşünüldüğünde, Pakistan Hükümetinin doğal felaketlere karşı kendiliğinden gelen tepki mekanizmalarını güçlendirmiş olduğunun ve kendi zengin deneyimlerini sermaye ederek ve en iyi küresel uygulamaları adapte ederek Afet Risk Yönetiminde giderek daha proaktif bir yaklaşıma doğru gittiğinin altını çizdi.  

Korgeneral Hayat Ankara'daki AFAD Eğitim Merkezini ziyaret etti ve her türde afetlere karşı tepki vermek için  eğitimlerin ve hazırlıkların yüksek kalitede olmasını övdü. Kendisi aynı zamanda Deprem Simülasyon Merkezini de ziyaret etti.   

Pakistan-Turkey collaboration on disaster management to be intensified

ANKARA, 6 August 2018:  Pakistan and Turkey would work together to further intensify mutual collaboration in the field of disaster management. This was agreed during the meeting between Lt. General Omar Mahmood Hayat, Chairman of Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), and Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu, President of Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), in Ankara today. Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi also attended the meeting.

Both sides agreed to work on a number of initiatives, including sharing of experiences and knowledge in disaster management, training of experts, joint exercises, hosting of joint conference, and high-level exchanges to intensify cooperation, bilaterally and in the wider regional context.

Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu gave a comprehensive briefing about AFAD, its objectives, initiatives, projects, and plans for meeting various kinds of emergencies at home and abroad. Referring to his early visits to Pakistan, he said I felt at home while in Pakistan and showed his keen desire to develop institutional linkages with NDMA.

Chairman NDMA conveyed deep appreciation for Turkey’s assistance for relief and rehabilitation operations during the 2005 earthquake and the devastating 2010 floods in Pakistan. He underlined that given its extreme vulnerability to large-scale recurring natural disasters, the Government of Pakistan had strengthened its indigenous response mechanisms to natural disasters and was progressively moving towards a proactive approach of Disaster Risk Management, capitalizing on its own rich experiences as well as adopting best global practices. 

Lt. Gen. Hayat visited the AFAD Training Centre in Ankara and appreciated the high quality training being provided to the participants. 

ENDS

PAKISTAN NAVY SIGNED CONTRACT FOR ACQUISITION OF 4 X MILGEM CLASS WAR SHIPS WITH TURKEY

Pakistan Navy has signed a contract for acquisition of 4 x MILGEM Class Ships with M/S ASFAT A.S, Turkey which is a Military Factory and Shipyard Company under the Ministry of National Defence, Turkey at Rawalpindi, Pakistan on 5 July 2018. The contract also includes complete transfer of technology' and the transfer of intellectual proprietary rights for the design of these ships to Pakistan. The 1st and 2nd ship will be built at Istanbul Naval Shipyard while two ships will be constructed at Karachi shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW). A note worthy feature of the contract is that the 4th warship will be designed jointly by Pakistan's Maritime Technologies Complex (MTC) and will be the first indigenously designed & constructed Frigate. The construction of 3rd and 4th ship at KS&EW will not only enhance the industrial production confidence and the ships construction potential but also contribute towards national economy, creating new jobs and development of highly skilled human resource of the Karachi Shipyard. 

The MILGEM Class Ships contract will go a long way in fostering Pak-Turkey strategic relations which have grown with time. The induction of these Ships will substantially enhance Pakistan Navy's Combat Capabilities and will contribute effectively towards Maritime Security Operations in the region. 

MILGEM Class Ship is a capable and extremely potent platform, favorably comparable with any contemporary warship of modern navies. The ship is equipped with modern stealth features, and state of the art 5th generation weapons and sensors including indigenously developed missile system, hence configured to undertake multifaceted operations in all domains of naval warfare. The acquisition of these modern ships will enhance manifold the capabilities of Pakistan's Naval Forces which are an ardent guarantor of Maritime Security and stability across the region and beyond. 

Pakistan’s Envoy to Republic of Kosovo presents his credentials

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Republic of Kosovo (resident in Ankara), Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi, presented his credentials to Kosovo’s President, H.E Mr. Hashim Thaçi in a graceful and dignified ceremony held at the Office of the President of Kosovo on 2 July 2018 in Pristina. 
Ambassador Qazi conveyed heartfelt sentiments and warm wishes on behalf of the President of Pakistan, H.E Mamnoon Hussein as well as the people of Pakistan for the peace and prosperity of the brotherly people of Kosovo. President Thaçi thanked the people and the Government of Pakistan for their warm sentiments and support. Both sides expressed the desire to expand bilateral relations in all areas of mutual interest on the occasion.

Ambassador of Pakistan also called on the Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo, H.E Mr. Enver Hoxhaj, and reiterated Pakistan’s support for all efforts aimed towards peace and stability in the Balkans. Views were also exchanged on issues of regional and international importance during the meeting. 
Later, in the meeting with the Foreign Minister of Kosovo, H.E Behgjet Isa Pacolli, the entire spectrum of Kosovo-Pakistan bilateral relations came under discussion. Both sides reiterated their commitment to institutionalize bilateral contacts in various areas of cooperation, as well as to expand the scope of the bilateral collaboration to include new avenues in the realm of political, economic, commercial, cultural, and educational fields. 

The Ambassador also held a meeting with the President of the Assembly of Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Kadri Veseli, and underlined that parliamentary diplomacy could play an important role in forging stronger relations between the two countries. The need for exploring the possibility for the establishment of a Pakistan-Kosovo Parliamentary Friendship Group in the respective Parliaments was also agreed during the meeting. 

In his meeting with the Minister of Economy of Kosovo, Mr. Valdrin Lluka, the two sides reached an understanding on evolving institutional mechanisms to promote economic and commercial cooperation as well as to enhance awareness about trade and investment opportunities available in the two countries.

Ambassador Syrus Sajjad Qazi also held a meeting with the President of the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Safet Gerxhaliu, during which the two sides agreed to promote interactions between the Chambers of Commerce of the two countries, including through the possible establishment of Pakistan-Kosovo Business Council. 

President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain congratulates President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey on victory in the elections.

On behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan, President Mamnoon Hussein has extended heartfelt felicitations to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey on his victory in the elections held in Turkey on 24 June 2018.

The President underscored that the large turn-out and the peaceful conduct of the parliamentary and presidential elections is a testimony to the strength and vibrancy of Turkey’s democratic values and institutions.

He expressed the hope that Turkey will continue on its path of progress and prosperity under the leadership of President Erdogan and the historic and unparalleled bilateral relations between Pakistan and Turkey will continue to grow from strength to strength.


24 June 2018
Islamabad

Pakistan kültürel performansı Ankara'da izleyicileri büyüledi

ANKARA, 13 Haziran 2018:  Pakistan kültürünün sayısız yüzünü gösteren etkileyici bir performans Salı gecesi Keçiören, Ankara'daki binlerce kişiyi büyüledi.  Bu olay Keçiören Belediyesinin ev sahipliği yaptığı 9. Uluslararası Ramazan Etkinliklerinin bir parçası olan "Pakistan Gecesi'nin" kutlanmasıydı.   

Belediye Başkanı Mustafa Ak hoşgeldiniz niteliğindeki konuşmasında Keçiören Belediyesinin uluslararası etkinlikler programının önemini vurguladı ve bu programın Ankara halkının dost ülkelerin kültürleri hakkında daha fazla bilgi sahibi olmasına yardımcı olduğunu söyledi. Kendisi Pakistan'ın Uluslararası Ramazan Etkinlikleri programına üçüncü kez üst üste katılmasından dolayı özel memnuniyetlerini ifade etti.   

Müsteşar Ali Asad Gilani Belediye Başkanı Mustafa Ak'a Pakistan-Türkiye ilişkilerine katkıda bulunduğu için minnettarlığını ifade etti.  Kendisi Pakistan-Türkiye ilişkilerinin özel ve uyumlu doğasını vurguladı ve bu ilişkilerin atalarımız tarafından başlatılan ve onların ardından gelen nesiller tarafından daha da güçlendirilen ebedi sevgi ve kardeşlik bağlarına dayalı olduğunu söyledi. Kendisi Keçiören Belediye Başkanına ve AK Parti Gençlik Kolu'na Aralık 2014'de Peşaver'deki Ordu Devlet Okuluna yapılmış olan bir terörist saldırıda şehit olan okul çocuklarının anısına dikilen 140 ağaç için teşekkür etti.  

Bunun sonrasında, Pakistan Büyükelçiliği Okulundan öğrenciler ve Pakistanlı Dans Grubu “Hobi Sanat Merkezi” (HSM) hareketli bir şov sundu.  Bu perfromanslar Pakistan'ın zengin ve çeşitli kültürünün birçok boyutunu sergiledi ve geniş bir izleyici topluluğu tarafından yürekten alkışlandı.    

Keçiören Belediye Başkanı Sayın Mustafa Ak, Pakistan Büyükelçiliği Müsteşarı Syed Ali Asad Gilani ve diğer saygıdeğer konuklar birlikte Pakistan Evi'nin açılış törenini gerçekleştirdi.  Kahve masası kitapları, tekstil ürünleri, geleneksel el sanatları, kamyon sanatı, Pakistan'ın doğal güzelliklerinin fotoğraf görüntüleri ve turizmle ilgili materyaller gibi geniş ölçekte Pakistan ürünleri sergilendi.   

Pakistan Stantındaki diğer anahtar ilgi odakları Pakistan'ın benzersiz kamyon sanatıyla bezeli vos vos araba ve Pakistan henna'sıydı. Her yaştan ziyaretçiler bu arabayla coşkulu biçimde fotoğraflar çektirdi.  Uzun sıralar oluşturan bayan ziyaretçiler de Pakistan Stantında sunulan ücretsiz henna'nın (mehandi) keyfini çıkardı.

Daha fazla fotograph icin https://goo.gl/atCuwJ

Pakistani cultural performance enthrals audience in Ankara

ANKARA, 13 June 2018:  A captivating performance illustrating myriad facets of Pakistani culture enthralled thousands on Tuesday night at Keçiören, Ankara.  The occasion was the celebration of “Pakistan Night” as part of the 9thInternational Ramazan Festivities, hosted by the Municipality of Keçiören. 

Mayor Mustafa Ak in his welcome address highlighted the importance of KeçiörenMunicipality’s international festivities programme, stating that it helped the people of Ankara to know more about friendly countries’ cultures. He deeply appreciated Pakistan’s participation in their International Ramazan Festivities for the third consecutive year. 

DHM Ali Asad Gilani paid rich tributes to Mayor Mustafa Ak on his services for promoting Pakistan-Turkey relations. Highlighting the special and abiding nature of Pakistan-Turkey relations, he noted that these relations are based on eternal bonds of love and brotherhood nurtured by our forefathers and strengthened by successive generations. He thanked the Mayor and the Youth Wing of AK Party of Keçiören for planting 140 trees in memory of the schoolchildren martyred in a terrorist attack on Peshawar’s Army Public School in December 2014. 

Later, students from Pakistan Embassy School, and Pakistani dance group “Hobi Sanat Merkezi” (HSM) presented a vibrant show. The performances portraying multiple dimensions of the rich and diverse culture of Pakistan heartily applauded by the large audience. 

Keçiören Municipality Mayor Mr. Mustafa Ak, Deputy Head of Mission of Pakistan Embassy Syed Ali Asad Gilani, and other dignitaries also jointly performed the opening ceremony of Pakistan House (Pavilion). A broad range of Pakistani products including coffee table books, textiles, traditional handicrafts, truck art, photographic display of Pakistan’s natural beauty and tourism materials were on display.



Other key attraction at the Pakistan Pavilion included a Beetle car, painted in  unique truck art of Pakistan and Pakistani Henna. Visitors of all ages enthusiastically took photographs with Pakistani truck art painted car. Long queues of female visitors also availed themselves of the free henna (mehandi) offered at Pakistan Pavilion.

More photographs from the link https://goo.gl/atCuwJ

Pakistan Kaghan Vadisi doğal güzelliğiyle ziyaretçileri büyülüyor

( Muhammed Semih Uğurlu ve Behlül Çetinkaya - Anadolu Ajansı )

Pakistan'da Kaghan Vadisi ve Saiful Maluk Gölü doğal güzelliği ve serin havasıyla ziyaretçilerin ilgisini çekiyor. 3 bin 224 metre yükseklikteki göle arazi araçlarıyla ya da katırlarla ulaşılabiliyor.

Kaghan Vadisi doğal güzelliğiyle ziyaretçileri büyülüyor

Pakistan'da Kaghan Vadisi ve Saiful Maluk Gölü, doğal güzelliği ve serin havasıyla ziyaretçilerden yoğun ilgi görüyor. Buzulların erimesiyle oluşan göl, doğal hayata da ev sahipliği yapıyor. 

Pakistan'da Kaghan Vadisi ve Saiful Maluk Gölü, doğal güzelliği ve serin havasıyla ziyaretçilerden yoğun ilgi görüyor.

Pakistan'ın kuzeyindeki Hayber Pahtunhva eyaletinde yer alan 155 kilometrelik Kaghan Vadisi'nin başlangıcındaki Saiful Maluk Gölü, Naran kentine 10 kilometre uzaklıkta bulunuyor.


Naran kentine ulaşmak için ise Balakot kentinden başlayan 90 kilometrelik dağ yolunu takip etmek gerekiyor.

Sadece arazi araçları ya da katırlarla çıkılabilen 10 kilometrelik tırmanışın ardından ulaşılan Saiful Maluk Gölü, 5 bin 290 metre yükseklikteki Malika Parbat Dağı'nın eteklerinde ve 3 bin 224 metre rakımda yer alıyor.


Buzulların erimesiyle oluşan göl, doğal hayata da ev sahipliği yapıyor.

Bölgede kar leoparından, şahine çok sayıda vahşi hayvan yaşadığı için göl çevresinde akşam kalmak ve kamp kurmak yasak.

Kaghan Vadisi boyunca devam eden yolda, yamaçlara kurulmuş köyler, yol kenarından akan şelaleler ve hala üzerinde kar bulunan tepeler görmek mümkün.

Kış aylarında çığ nedeniyle kapanan yollar havaların ısınmasıyla yeniden açılsa da yolun iki tarafında çığ kalıntıları duvar gibi duruyor.


Mayıs ayına kadar kar görülebilen Saiful Maluk Gölü çevresinde, yazın hava sıcaklığı 11 dereceyi buluyor.

Yol boyunca ve yamaçlarda kurulan köylerde ise vadide tutulmuş balıkların satıldığı balık restoranları yer alıyor. Restoranlarda ayrıca tavuk yemeği karahi ile gözleme çeşidi parata ziyaretçilerden yoğun ilgi görüyor.

Bölge bayramı bekliyor
Kaghan Vadisi'nde küçük bir İsviçre kasabasını andıran Naran kenti, bölgenin en turistik yerleşim yeri.

Pakistan Turizm Geliştirme Kurumunun (PTDC) açıkladığı rakamlara göre, bölgeyi geçen yıl 100 bin turist ziyaret etti.


Bölgede, Saiful Maluk Gölü başta olmak üzere birçok noktaya ciplerle turlar düzenleniyor. Turlar, bin 500 Pakistan Rupisinden (Yaklaşık 60 lira) başlıyor.

PTDC, son yıllarda bölgeye en çok turistin ramazan bayramında geldiğini belirtiyor. Özellikle Naran kenti ve çevresine bu bayramda da yoğunluk bekleniyor.

External Source: https://www.aa.com.tr/tr/dunya/kaghan-vadisi-dogal-guzelligiyle-ziyaretcileri-buyuluyor/1170725


STATEMENT BY PRIME MINISTER SHAHID KHAQAN ABBASI AT THE 7TH EXTRAORDINARY OIC SUMMIT ON THE QUESTION OF PALESTINE AT ISTANBUL TURKEY ON 18TH MAY, 2018

STATEMENT BY PRIME MINISTER SHAHID KHAQAN ABBASI AT THE 7TH EXTRAORDINARY OIC SUMMIT ON THE QUESTION OF PALESTINE AT ISTANBUL TURKEY ON 18TH MAY, 2018

Mr. Chairman,
Secretary General,
Excellencies, Brothers & Sisters,
Assalam-o-Alaikum!

On behalf of the people and Government of Pakistan, I convey our deep appreciation to President Erdogan for convening this timely and important Summit.
 
Our gathering is important both for its key messages and a response strategy in the face of injustice, illegality and impunity against our Palestinian brothers and sisters.

Pakistan joins the OIC countries in conveying our strong condemnation of the massacre and maiming of innocent Palestinians by Israeli forces earlier this week.

Today we in Pakistan commemorated a day of solidarity with the Palestinian people and special prayers were held in our mosques.

These killings represent yet another brazen chapter in the seventy years of injustice to the people of Palestine.

This year also marks the 70th anniversary of deliberate Israeli defiance of international law and norms.

Excellencies,

It is deeply regrettable that the US did not heed to universal calls for rescinding its decisions about recognizing Jerusalem as the so-called capital of Israel, and relocation of its Embassy to the Holy City.

Pakistan stands in full solidarity with the Palestinian people in the face of unbridled tyranny.

It is therefore in the fitness of things that our conference resolutely condemns and rejects unilateral decisions and recurrent violations of international legality. Concurrently, it is heartening to note the strong message of solidarity and support by the OIC for their Palestinian brothers and sisters in these turbulent times.

Excellencies,

We also see this Summit as an occasion for introspection and charting a path for justice and equity for the people of Palestine. We must unify our ranks and evolve an effective response strategy.

We are at an important juncture in history. It is no longer a question of choice but of necessity - to rise above our differences, demonstrate solidarity and support for the people of Palestine and above all ensure that international law is upheld without exception.

Excellencies,

I would like to recall two questions that I had placed before our previous extraordinary summit here last December.

Firstly, how have we come to this pass? The fact is that we have not given concrete shape to our expressions of solidarity and unity. This has been true not only for Palestine but for other common causes also.

The world is witness to a similar pattern of tragedy, both in scope and scale. For seven decades, the people of Jammu and Kashmir have been subjected to illegal Indian occupation and blatant violation of their fundamental rights including their right to self-determination. As in the case of Palestine, the UN Security Council resolutions continue to be defied and the just struggle for freedom conveniently branded as terrorism.

Without rectifying our political, economic, communication and technological weaknesses we will not be able to mount a sustained defense of our brethren whether in Palestine or Kashmir.

The second key question is what should be our response? Should we accept defiance of international law and the reign of state terrorism as fait accompli? It is clear that only a demonstration of rage will not be sufficient to alter the status quo.

Our response should therefore be multi-pronged and well-considered.
On the one hand, it is essential to reaffirm and renew our full solidarity and unity among and between our countries and people. We must also set aside our political differences. Even more important is to faithfully implement the OIC plans of action that are already in place in diverse areas.

Only by taking these actions can we resist external pressures, reverse the losses and take our destinies in our own hands.

Excellencies,

Our response strategy must also include all possible options.
On the diplomatic front, we must continue to demand that the UN Security Council fulfill its key responsibility for implementation of its existing resolutions.

The OIC must demand accountability for defiance of its decisions. We must underscore that the Council's credibility will be questioned if it does not deliver on its duty to ensure implementation of its resolutions. We must reject double standards in the enforcement of Council resolutions.
And if the UN Security Council is unable or unwilling to act, we should mobilize support in the UN General Assembly for rejection of revisionist decisions and ensuring accountability of violators of international law.
We must also follow up on OIC decisions for economic and other appropriate actions to change the behavior of the occupying forces.
We should also consider the possibility of seeking the ICJ's advisory opinion on the illegality of recent actions.

We need to reach out to other states and groupings to sustain support for the just cause of the Palestinians, put an end to continued killings and state terrorism and build an independent and contiguous State of Palestine, on the basis of internationally agreed parameters, the pre-1967 borders, and with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.

I thank you very much.

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Prime Minister's Visit to attend the 7th Extraordinary OIC Summit

ISTANBUL, 18 May 2018: Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is leading the Pakistan delegation to the 7th Extraordinary OIC Summit being held today, 18 May 2018 in Istanbul to discuss the grave situation in the aftermath of blatant human rights violations by the occupying forces in the state of Palestine.

The Extraordinary Summit has been called by the President of Turkey in his capacity as the Chair of the OIC Summit.

The Summit will focus on the latest incidents of violence in the Gaza strip where over 60 civilians have been mercilessly killed by the occupying Israeli forces and scores of others have sustained injuries including women, children and the elderly. Pakistan has called for an independent and transparent investigation of violence in Gaza.

While condemning the human rights violations by the occupying Israeli force, Prime Minister will reiterate support of the people and Government of Pakistan for the establishment of a viable, independent and contiguous state of Palestine.

CHIEF OF THE TURKISH GENERAL STAFF GENERAL HULUSI AKAR CALLED ON PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN MAMNOON HUSSAIN AT THE AIWAN-E-SADR, ISLAMABAD ON MAY 04, 2018

President Mamnoon Hussain has said that close and fraternal relations between Pakistan and Turkey are the guarantee of stability and prosperity in the region. The President said this while talking to Chief of the General Staff Turkish Armed Forces General Hulusi AKAR who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on 4 May 2018. Turkish Ambassador Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul and other senior officials were also present on the occasion. The President emphasized that Pakistan and Turkey have very deep brotherly relations which cannot be described in words. He underlined that Turkey is playing a very positive role towards the resolution of different international issues. Turkey has dealt with the Middle East crisis and especially the issue of refugees in a very positive manner, he added. He stated that Turkey has always supported Pakistan stance on the issue of Kashmir and we are grateful to our Turkish brothers for it. He added that Pakistan unconditionally supports Turkey’s stance on the issue of North Cyprus. He underscored that Pakistan strongly condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. He also praised the leadership of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and said that he is a brave leader of the Islamic World who always takes a just and fair stand for the resolution of challenges face by the Muslim Ummah. The President also expressed his pleasure on close cooperation between the two countries in different fields including defence which will further grow in the coming days. He also conveyed his best wishes to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Chief of the General Staff Turkish Armed Forces General Hulusi AKAR thanked the President and said that Pakistan has always supported Turkey in difficult time for which Turkish nation is grateful to the people of Pakistan.

Chief of Turkish General Staff General Hulusi Akar meets Pakistan’s premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

Chief of the General Staff of the Republic of Turkey General Hulusi Akar, called on the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at Prime Minister’s Office on 3 May 2018. Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan, Minister for Defence was also present on the occasion.
General Akar conveyed the greetings of President H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to the Prime Minister and expressed satisfaction at the high level contacts between the two countries. The two brotherly countries supported each other within all international and regional organizations on issues of mutual interest. He said that there was a need to further increase cooperation at the defence level with focus on increasing contacts, training and joint exercises.
The Prime Minister, while reciprocating the greetings of the Turkish leadership stated that the Governments and people of Pakistan and Turkey enjoyed exemplary fraternal relations. He expressed satisfaction over bilateral defence cooperation between the two countries. He also briefed the Chief of the General Staff on Pakistan’s successful counterterrorism efforts.
Both sides reiterating the close and cordial ties between Pakistan and Turkey, emphasized the need to further enhance and strengthen their brotherly relations.

Chief of Turkish General Staff calls on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of Army Staff during his Pakistan visit


Rawalpindi, 3 May 2018: General Hulusi AKAR, Chief of Turkish General Staff, who is on official visit to Pakistan from 2-4 May called on General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi today. Besides security and regional issues, matters related to further enhancing, the level and scope of bilateral military engagements and cooperation were discussed. Chief of Turkish General Staff applauded the professionalism of Pakistan Armed Forces and acknowledged the sacrifices rendered by Pakistan in fight against terrorism. 

Upon his arrival at Joint Staff Headquarters, a tri-services contingent presented ‘Guard of Honour’ to the Chief of Turkish General Staff.

General Hulusi Akar also called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff of (COAS) of Pakistan today at GHQ. Focus of the discussion remained on areas of mutual interest, military to military relations, regional security and measures to further enhance bilateral defence cooperation. Visiting dignitary acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan Army’s sincere efforts and sacrifices in war against terrorism and for stability in the region. COAS thanked the General for Turkey’s unflinching support to Pakistan as recently illustrated in FATF forum.
Earlier on arrival at the GHQ, the Turkish dignitary laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army presented the Guard of Honour to the TGS Chief.

Pakistan NDU heyeti Türkiye'yi ziyaret etti

ANKARA, 27 Nisan 2018: Tuğgeneral Muhammad Shamriaz başkanlığında Pakistan'daki Ulusal Savunma Üniversitesinden (NDU) gelen 17 üyeli bir heyet 20-27 Nisan tarihleri arasında Yabancı Ülke İnceleme Gezilerinin bir parçası olarak Türkiye'yi ziyaret etti.  Heyete Pakistan Silahlı Kuvvetlerinden ve Kamu Hizmetlerinden kıdemli subaylar ve Ulusal Güvenlik ve Savaş Dersine katılan kardeş ülkelerden subaylar da dahildi.  

Ankara'daki kalışı sırasında, NDU heyeti Türk Kara Kuvvetlerinin Eğitim ve Doktrin Komutanlığını ziyaret etti.  Kendileri Türk askeri sistemi hakkında bilgilendirildi.  Her iki taraf savunma alanındaki işbirliğini daha da geliştirmek için görüş alışverişinde bulundu.

NDU heyeti aynı zamanda Türkiye Dışişleri Bakanlığını ve onun bağlı düşünce kuruluşu olan Stratejik Araştırmalar Merkezini de (SAM) ziyaret etti ve kıdemli diplomatlarla, akademisyenlerle ve araştırmacılarla etkileşimde bulundu.  Türkiye dış politikası üzeirine detaylı bir brifingden sonra, heyet üyeleri Türk katılımcılarla bölgesel ve küresel durum üzerinde görüş alışverişinde bulundu.  Heyet ayrıca NATO'ya bağlı Terörizme Karşı Savunma için Mükemmeliyet Merkezini ve ASELSAN ve HAVELSAN dahil Türk Savunma Endüstrisi kuruluşlarını da ziyaret etti.  Daha öncesinde, NDU heyeti İstanbul'daki Türk Milli Savunma Üniversitesini ziyaret etmişti.  

Heyetin Pakistan Büyükelçiliğini ziyareti sırasında, Büyükelçi Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi grubu kardeş Pakistan-Türkiye ilişkisi hakkında bilgilendirdi.  Kendisi şu andaki ikili ticaret hacminin bu mükemmel siyasi ilişkiyle aynı oranda olmadığını söyledi.  Büyükelçi başlıca odak noktası artan ticari ve ekonomik ilişkiler olan mükemmel kardeşlik ilişkilerini daha da güçlendirmek için çabaların gösterilmeye devam ettiğini vurguladı.  Büyükelçi Qazi iki yönlü yatırımların büyüdüğü ve Pakistan'daki Türk yatırımlarının ayak izinin 1 Milyar Dolar sınırını geçtiği bilgisini verdi.

NDU Pakistan'ın önde gelen eğitim kurumlarından bir tanesidir.  Akademik ve araştırma alanlarında bir mükemmellik merkezi olarak tanınır ve stratejik düzeyde ulusal güvenliğe politika girdileri sağlar ve bir ulusal düşünce kuruluşu olarak çalışır. 

National Defence University of Pakistan delegation visits Turkey

ANKARA, 27 April 2018: A 17-member delegation of National Defence University (NDU) of Pakistan, headed by Brig. Muhammad Shamriaz, visited Turkey as part of its Foreign Study Tour from 20-27 April. The delegation included senior officers from Pakistan’s Armed Forces, Civil Service and officers from friendly countries who are attending National Security and War Course.

During its stay in Ankara, the NDU delegation visited the Training & Doctrine Command of the Turkish Land Forces. They were briefed about the Turkish military system. Both sides exchanged views on further enhancing cooperation in the defence field. 


The NDU delegation also visited Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey and its affiliated think-tank, Centre for Strategic Centre (SAM), and interacted with senior diplomats, academicians and researchers. After a detailed briefing on Turkish foreign policy, the delegation members exchanged views on regional and global situation with the Turkish participants. The delegation also visited the NATO-affiliated Centre of Excellence for Defence Against Terrorism as well as Turkish defence industry establishments including ASELSAN and HAVELSAN. Earlier, the NDU delegation visited the Turkish National Defence University in Istanbul. 

During the delegation’s visit to the Pakistan Embassy, Ambassador Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi briefed the group about the fraternal Pakistan-Turkey relationship. He noted that current volume of bilateral trade was not commensurate with the excellent political relationship. The Ambassador emphasized that efforts were underway to further strengthen the excellent brotherly, with a major focus on enhanced trade and economic relations. Ambassador Qazi informed that bilateral investment is growing and the footprint of Turkish investments in Pakistan has crossed the US$1 billion mark.
 
NDU is one of Pakistan’s premier training institutions. It is renowned as a center of excellence in academic and research pursuits, providing policy inputs on national security at a strategic level and acting as a national think-tank.