ISLAMABAD, Pakistan 

The Turkish embassy in Islamabad hosted a reception Tuesday evening marking the 96th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey.

Pakistan’s Minister for Power and Petroleum Omar Ayub Khan was the chief guest at the occasion along with diplomats, parliamentarians, civil and military officials, businesspeople and religious scholars.

The national anthems of Turkey and Pakistan were played and a cake was also served for the occasion.

“On behalf of the people and government of Pakistan, I congratulate the Turkish people and government on this historic day,” Khan said.

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