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Pakistan’s new Ambassador to Turkiye Dr Yousaf presents credentials to Erdogan

As a part of the official ceremony, the ambassador accompanied by family and embassy officers laid wreath on Ataturk’s tomb.

ANKARA/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s newly appointed Ambassador to Turkiye Dr. Yousaf Junaid presented his credentials to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday.

As a corollary to the credential ceremony, the Ambassador also visited the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk on Thursday to pay respect and tribute to the great statesman, reformer, and founder of the Republic of Turkiye.

As a part of the official ceremony, the ambassador accompanied by family and embassy officers laid wreath on Ataturk’s tomb.

After wreath laying, the ambassador recorded his remarks in the guest book, said a statement issued by Pakistan’s Embassy in Turkiye.

He wrote: ‘It is a great honour to pay my respects to the great Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, a visionary leader, an extraordinary statesman, a gifted military strategist, and above all the founder of modern Türkiye. His legacy of standing firm against all odds and oppression continues to inspire not only the Turks but all freedom-loving people across the globe.’

Ambassador further wrote, “Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, has described Ataturk as the greatest man of the age.   While I pray that his soul rest in eternal peace, I also pray for continued prosperity of the brotherly people of Turkiye.  Pakistan Turkiye Brotherhood Zindabad. Yasasin Pakistan Turkiye Kardesligi!”

Javed Mahmood
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