In his statement, the Turkish ambassador proposed, on behalf of his government, that the two countries sign an agreement on granting dual citizenship to citizens. The Pakistani authorities are considering signing an agreement with Turkey authorizing dual nationals of both countries. The statement was made during a meeting between Pakistani Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmad Shah and Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul. Pakistan intends to sign an agreement with Turkey that will allow Pakistanis to easily acquire Turkish citizenship, and vice versa. This agreement is an asset for both countries, especially Pakistan, which is currently surrounded by political instability, economic and business crises, which is facing a slowdown for various reasons. Pakistan said on Thursday that a plan to sign an agreement with Turkey on granting dual citizenship to citizens of two countries was being considered. Turkey and Pakistan are considering a plan to facilitate dual citizenship for citizens of both countries, which would involve a significant increase in relations. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan`s foreign ministry confirmed on Saturday that the country, in cooperation with Turkey, was preparing a draft agreement to grant dual citizenship to citizens of both countries. Turkey has also played a key role in implementing the trilateral mechanism signed by the governments of Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan to improve and strengthen trade and economic cooperation between the three countries. Signed at the seventh trilateral summit of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey in Ankara, the council served as the basis for the establishment of the Trilateral Trade Council, which would strengthen foreign investment, develop and strengthen trade relations and strengthen opportunities for cooperation in the services sector of the three countries. The programme will also support the exchange of information with an emphasis on the respective trade and economic legislation. The aim of this “Trilateral Trade Council” is to provide a practical platform to discuss the promotion of regional, bilateral and trilateral cooperation, in addition to common practices in the areas of trade and economic relations, trade issues and trade facilitation between the three countries.
Turkish security and police experts have helped Pakistan establish more appropriate security and surveillance systems in its major cities, review recruitment and training programs in all provinces, and assist the armed forces in combating terrorism and unrest using the latest crime-fighting techniques. In a new agreement, called the Security Cooperation Protocol, signed between Pakistan and Turkey during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s visit to Ankara, Islamabad asked another Islamic country for help in reviewing the country`s police work by improving its recruitment, training, command and control systems. According to the sources, Turkish experts would also help Pakistan develop a reliable security and surveillance system based on CCTV, as it operated in Ankara. Given that Turkey and Pakistan are founding members of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and are part of the Organization of Developing Countries (D-8), the two nations have been working on negotiating a preferential trade agreement to significantly increase trade and investment, particularly in the transport, telecommunications, manufacturing, tourism and other industries. Both governments have attempted to increase the volume of bilateral trade to a considerable amount by 2016. Pakistani exports include rice, sesame seeds, leather, textiles, sporting goods and medical equipment.