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tur-pakKARACHI: Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to form a "Social Protection and Family Policy" working group that shall share experiences and best practices for social welfare of the vulnerable groups.


This was discussed in a meeting between Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Sindh Minister for Social Welfare, Begum Nargis N.D Khan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Social Welfare, Ms. Sitara Ayaz, said a statement issued here on Monday.


Begum Nargis N.D Khan held a meeting with the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Ankara, Turkey, it said.


Turkish Minister for Family and Social Policy Ms Fatma Sahin and Pakistan Ambassador in Turkey, Muhammad Haroon Shaukat were also present in the meeting.


The host was briefed about the government of Pakistan's welfare projects for the vulnerable groups.


The two Ministers also briefed Turkish Prime Minister about the steps taken by government of Pakistan to rehabilitate the terrorism affected families.


Begum Nargis N.D Khan and Ms. Sitara Ayaz earlier attended a two days "International Conference on Family and Social Policies" organized by the Turkish Government.


They also met with Ms Fatma Sahin and discussed proposals to enhance cooperation and sharing experiences and best practices for social protection of vulnerable groups in both Pakistani and Turkish societies.


Later, talking to newsmen Begum Nargis N.D Khan said that discussions with the Turkish Prime Minister and other Turkish high officials were very fruitful.


Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013


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