PRESIDENT CONFERS PAKISTAN’S CIVIL AWARD UPON TWO TURKISH DIGNITARIES

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ISTANBUL, AUG 15: President Arif Alvi in a group photo with the Turkish recipients of Pakistan's civil awards and their families.=DNA PHOTO

ISTANBUL, Aug 15 (DNA): President Dr Arif Alvi Sunday conferred
Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Pakistan’s civil award, upon two Turkish dignitaries,
Dr Selami Kilic and Prof Dr Celal Soydan at a special investiture
ceremony held here.

The president conferred Sitara-e-Imtiaz upon Dr Selami Kilic for his
services to Pakistan.

Dr Selami participated in the relief activities after 2005 devastating
earthquake in Pakistan. After the 2010 floods in Pakistan, Dr Selami
Kilic helped establish a field hospital in Dera Murad Jamali and carried
out damage and needs assessment surveys in various areas of Sindh and
Baluchistan.

He was also at the forefront of the initiative to establish the Recep
Tayyip Erdogan Hospital at Muzaffargarh.

Dr Selami is currently working as the head of the Foreign Affairs
Department of the Turkish Ministry of Health. He received his medical
education from Quaid-e-Azam Medical College Bahawalpur. His deep love
and regard for Pakistan has always remained a distinguishing feature of
his professional career.

The president also conferred the award of Sitara-i-Quaid-i-Azam upon
Prof. Dr. Celal Soydan, in recognition of his outstanding contribution
in the field of Services to Pakistan. DNA

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