Pakistan and Turkey have plans under consideration to sign a dual nationality deal. An agreement with Turkey is being discussed to provide dual nationality to citizens of both Pakistan and Turkey.
According to a statement issued by the Interior Ministry of Pakistan, during a meeting between Pakistan Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmad Shah and Turkish Ambassador to Islamabad Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul this was discussed.
The Turkish ambassador on behalf of his government has made the proposal that both countries should ink a deal offering dual nationality to the citizens.
Adding, “In response to this, the Minister said that the draft is under consideration and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is on board with us, we hope to reach a mutual conclusion soon.”
Also, the mutual training programs and equipment upgrading of Law enforcement agencies with Turkey were welcomed by Shah.
The statement said, “The Minister for Interior welcomed the initiative of introducing a patrolling force in collaboration with ICT Police on the model of Dolphin force introduced in Lahore.”
It was mutually agreed between the minister and the ambassador to continue the training programs that are held to improve the workforce capacity.
Also, the minister was informed by Yurdakul that the Turkish President is scheduled to visit Pakistan soon. Also, the Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu is expected to visit Pakistan in February. He will meet Shah and discuss bilateral issues.
The interior minister of Pakistan was informed that the Turkish Consulate that is under construction in the southern city of Karachi is the world’s largest by Turkey. Also, Shah extended condolences to the ambassador regarding the losses due to the recent earthquake.