ANKARA: 14 April 2017: A high-level judicial delegation from Pakistan, visiting Turkey from 12-15 April, has had wide-ranging briefings and interaction with senior Turkish officials and counterparts. The delegation includes 12 participants and a faculty member of the 58th Shariat Course of the Shariat Academy of the International Islamic University, Islamabad, as well as the Director General and two faculty members of the Punjab Judicial Academy, Lahore.

The delegation’s visit is aimed at learning from Turkish experience in the delivery of justice and sharing experiences on judicial systems of the two countries that will contribute to further promoting mutual cooperation in the field of judicial training.

During its stay in Ankara, the delegation was briefed about the Turkish judicial system at the Justice Academy. The delegation later visited the Court of Cessassion and the Ministry of Justice.

Separately, the President of the Turkish Justice Academy hosted the visiting delegation and exchanged views on a range of issues. The two sides affirmed the desire to increase mutual exchanges and deepen bilateral cooperation in the field of judicial training.

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey Sohail Mahmood received the visiting delegation at the Pakistan Embassy, Ankara. The delegation was briefed on the long-standing, multi-dimensional relationship between Pakistan and Turkey. Ambassador Sohail Mahmood particularly highlighted the intensification of bilateral cooperation in the political, economic, trade and investment, defence, cultural and educational spheres.

The delegation also visited various courts in Konya and interacted with senior representatives of the Judiciary in the province.