Author: 
Azhar Masood | Arab News
Publication Date: 
Tue, 2009-10-27 03:00

ISLAMABAD: Turkey’s prime minister has received Pakistan’s highest civilian award. Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari presented Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Nishan-e-Pakistan on Monday “in recognition of his visionary leadership and outstanding contribution in strengthening Pakistan-Turkey relations.” Ties between the two countries have strengthened over time. Erdogan was the first foreign head of state to visit a region in Pakistan devastated by a massive earthquake in 2005.

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