ISLAMABAD: In a bid to connect Pakistani students who graduated from Turkish universities, “Turkey Alumni in Pakistan (TULIP)” was established in a splendorous gathering graced by dignitaries from diplomatic, academia, bureaucracy.
The first-ever gathering was attended by a large number of Alumni, Ambassador of Turkey H.E Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul, Head of the Mission Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) H.E Dilsad Senol, Deputy Coordinator of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) Mr. Mehmet Selcuk Karagoz, MD Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal Mr. Malik Zaheer Abbas Khokhar, Air Vice Marshal Asad Ikram, Assitant Commissioner Islamabad Mr. Aneel Saeed, President of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce Mr. Muhammad Shakeel, YTB President Abdullah Eren (Online), representative of Pak Türk Maarif School and Collages Mr. Buğra Ozler and dignitaries of different educational and charity organizations attended the high tea and meet up. The meet-up was organized to help alumni of Turkish universities to keep in touch with each other, share information, experiences and provide opportunities to build professional development, networking, and friendships.
During the address, Ambassador of Turkey H.E Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul assured his support to Turkey Alumni in Pakistan (TULIP) in its efforts to promote Pakistan Turkey relations in various fields. He also stresses enhancing the trade ties between Pakistan and Turkey. The newly formed Alumni will bring two brotherly nations closer, he added.
President of Turkey Alumni in Pakistan (TULIP) Mr. Saif ul Islam Khan said ” this alumni association can play an important role in further strengthening the relations between two brotherly countries. Alumni of Turkish universities are assets of Pakistan and they are ready to serve for the prosperity of the country.”
During the program, a tribute was also paid to the national poet of Pakistan Hazrat Allama Muhammad Iqbal on the occasion of his birth anniversary.
In the end, Ambassador of Turkey H.E Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul gave the cultural shawls as a present to heads of Pakistani and Turkish organizations on behalf of Turkey Alumni in Pakistan (TULIP).