By Islamuddin Sajid
Yunus Emre Institute, a Turkish cultural center, on Saturday launched Turkish language program for orphans in Pakistan’s northeastern city of Lahore.
Provincial Information Minister Fayyaz Ul Hassan Chohan, Turkey's Consul General Emir Ozbay, Yunus Emre Institute’s Director in Lahore Ulas Ertas and other officials were also present at the launching ceremony.
"This language program would help students study the very rich culture and history of Turkey,” Chohan told at the ceremony.
Pakistan and Turkey enjoy historical, cultural, religious and economic relations and we want to further strengthen these ties, Chohan added.
The minister assured the Turkish officials that his government would extend full support and cooperation to Turkish organizations operating in Pakistan.
Ertas, for his part, said: "Turkey has launched several programs in