Life in Pakistan

August 8, 2021

‘World’s beauty’ Islamabad turns 61

Pakistan’s capital Islamabad turned 61 on August 1, 2021. When Pakistan declared her independence in 1947, Karachi was the capital. In the thirteen years that passed […]
August 10, 2021

How will I tell my future wife in Turkey about Quetta?

Educationist Taner Koçyiğit wrote about going to Turkey to get married while working in Quetta and what he thought to explain the conditions of Quetta to […]
August 10, 2021

Durr-e-Shahwar Sultan’s journey from Istanbul to Hyderabad Deccan (1)

Researcher Doğan Yücel wrote the story of Khadija Khayria Durr-e-Shahwar Sultan, the daughter of the last Ottoman Caliph Abdul Majid Effendi, from Istanbul to Hyderabad Deccan. […]
August 12, 2021

English teacher Fatma Öksüzer (2): My Pakistan dream is left unfulfilled

In this part of our interview, PakTurk Schools English teacher Fatma Öksüzer narrates the process of her departure from Pakistan, the ordeals they went through, where […]
August 12, 2021

Opening of the first PakTurk School in Lahore

Educationist Doğan Yücel narrated through a witness account how the first Lahore branch of the PakTurk Schools was opened. Part Six: I had already mentioned that […]
August 13, 2021

Guitar performance by Meryem Köken and the ‘Child’s Prayer’ (Video)

Meryem Köken, a former student of PakTurk, interpreted Allama Muhammad Iqbal’s poem “Lab Pe Aati Hai Dua”, also known as “Bachche Ki Dua (Child’s Prayer)”, with […]
August 17, 2021

First days in Lahore and changing from principal to teacher!

Educator Taner Koçyiğit narrated his first days in Lahore, where he worked after Quetta, and what he did to get used to the variances offered by […]
August 21, 2021

Turkish teacher Elif Demirbaş: I was amazed by Pakistan’s arts, music, and colourful cultural mosaic

Even if you went abroad with the idealistic intention of teaching, you know that life is not just about education and students. Living in a different […]
August 21, 2021

The ‘public relations department’ and the ‘businessmen association’ founded by teachers in Lahore

In the twentieth part of the article series, educationist Taner Koçyiğit narrated the public relations department formed in Lahore after he shifted from the post of […]