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May 20, 2022

From old villas to campus schools: PakTurk’s quarter-century history…

Founding a school in Pakistan was a modest move inspired by a sublime ideal followed by a group of education volunteers at the outset of the […]
May 12, 2022

KCCI delegation also visited media and educational institutions during their trip to Turkey

Besides his teaching duty at the PakTurk Schools, educationist Doğan Yücel also volunteered in the businessmen’s association established to develop the trade between Pakistan and Turkey. […]
May 9, 2022

Game tournament to support PakTurk: Players’ donations to be used in our legal struggle

A group of activists in the UK has launched a campaign they call ‘Play2Fund’. They will support persons or communities struggling for human rights with funds […]
May 7, 2022

TUSKON visit of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry delegation

Besides his teaching duties at the PakTurk Schools, educationist Doğan Yücel was also involved in the activities of the businessmen’s association founded to develop the trade […]
April 30, 2022

The Indispensable drink of Ramadan: Rooh Afza

Educationist Sadık Pakdil wrote the story of Rooh Afza, which has become an indispensable gem and drink of Ramadan in Pakistan. Pakdil explained when and how […]
April 25, 2022

Those exquisite Ramadans in Pakistan!

Educationist Engin Yiğit wrote about the Ramadans he lived in Pakistan and has not forgotten still. He explained how Ramadans in Pakistan differ from those in […]
April 22, 2022

English teacher Gönül Barış (4): People of Pakistan are friends in need, they take care of whom they cherish

In the last part of our interview, PakTurk Schools English teacher Gönül Barış narrates her years of teaching in Lahore, the friendships she made with the […]
April 18, 2022

Business meetings of Karachi Chamber of Commerce delegation in Ankara

Besides teaching at the PakTurk Schools, educationist Doğan Yücel also volunteered in the businessmen’s association established to develop the trade between Pakistan and Turkey. He explained […]
April 13, 2022

On our 500th-day milestone, we still have so many stories to tell!

500 days have passed since we set off on our quest to convey the unique, quarter-century-old chronicle of the PakTurk Schools to future generations. We accomplished […]
April 12, 2022

English teacher Gönül Barış (3): I experienced the most significant ‘firsts’ of my life in Quetta, what befell me on my way there was like a movie scene

In this part of our interview, PakTurk Schools English teacher Gönül Barış narrates her teaching career she started right after graduating from university. she candidly shares […]
April 8, 2022

What ensued in the business trip of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce to Turkey?

Besides his teaching commitment at the PakTurk Schools, educationist Doğan Yücel also volunteered in the businessmen’s association founded to further trade between Pakistan and Turkey. Yücel […]
April 6, 2022

English teacher Gönül Barış (2): I learned Urdu while arguing with rickshaw drivers

In the second part of our interview, PakTurk Schools English teacher Gönül Barış narrates her university years in Lahore, her rapport with the boarding students in […]
April 1, 2022

Bahauddin Zakariyya: Multan’s Patron Saint

Researcher Doğan Yücel wrote a portrayal of Bahauddin Zakariyya, Multan’s the most prominent saint and a descendant of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be […]
March 28, 2022

English Teacher Gönül Barış (1): I had difficulties in the first years, but I still choose Pakistan to live

Gönül Barış experienced many firsts of her life in Pakistan, where she went as a university student. After graduating from university, she gained her first teaching […]
March 24, 2022

‘Turkey where you are not is no different to us from other countries’

Educationist Doğan Yücel wrote about his association with the late Pakistani academic Prof. Dr. Mujahid Ali and his memories with him. Yücel conveyed the insightful words […]
March 22, 2022

Happy Pakistan Day!

Today is March the 23rd, the Pakistan Day. It’s the anniversary of the day in 1940, when Muslims of the Subcontinent proclaimed from Lahore to the […]
March 21, 2022

Devotee of Truth and Service Prof. Dr. Mujahid Ali Passed Away

A former dean of the Faculty of Law at the Bahauddin Zekeriyya University Multan and a close friend of PakTurk Schools Prof. Dr. Mujahid Ali passed […]
March 19, 2022

Sacrificial meat distribution in Dadu after the devastating floods

Educationist Doğan Yücel wrote about the Qurbani meat distribution programs organized in Pakistan after the devastating flood disaster in 2010. He explained how the sacrificial meat […]
March 17, 2022

What did we do with the tons of diapers and detergents sent for flood survivors?

In this part of his memoirs, educationist Taner Koçyiğit wrote about the tonnes of detergents and diapers sent from Turkey as flood relief but proved unusable […]
March 15, 2022

Khewra Salt Mines: The source of the – pink adornment of tables – Himalayan salt

Researcher Doğan Yücel wrote about the Khewra Salt Mines, the source of the Himalayan salt, mined in Pakistan and sold worldwide for both health and artistic […]
March 12, 2022

How did ‘PakTurk balloons’ alarm the Indian Air Force? (Video)

At the beginning of 2016, the Hyderabad branch of the PakTurk Schools released a banner attached to air balloons to announce the annual ‘Sports Week’ events. […]
March 11, 2022

(A Page from History) Letter to Turkey from PakTurk students: I wish I could come again!

PakTurk students always made a name for themselves with their successful performances in the finals of the Turkish Olympiads held in Turkey. A group of PakTurk […]
March 9, 2022

A poignant memory with the flood relief and businessmen from Turkey

In this part of the series in which he narrated the aftermath of the massive flood disaster in Pakistan, educationist Taner Koçyiğit wrote how the humanitarian […]
March 7, 2022

A holiday in Turkey and sad farewells after a year in Khairpur Mirs…

Education volunteer Fatih Çapar wrote about the first year he spent in Pakistan, where he went to study at university, and what he experienced during his […]
March 6, 2022

Mirza Kalich Beg: The impressive genius I came to know while writing a thesis on Urdu

Researcher Doğan Yücel wrote a portrayal of Mirza Kalich Beg, who is considered the founder of modern Sindh literature and whom Yücel came to know while […]
March 4, 2022

Suicide attack on mosque in Peshawar: 56 dead, over 190 injured

A suicide attack was carried out on a mosque in the north-western city of Peshawar in Pakistan. While the congregation had gathered at the Shiite mosque […]
March 3, 2022

Organizational ability of the village chief in distributing flood relief

Educationist Taner Koçyiğit continues to narrate the relief activities initiated by the PakTurk Schools after the flood disaster in 2010. In this section, Koçyiğit wrote about […]
March 1, 2022

A bridge of health extended from Samsun to Karachi

Educationist Doğan Yücel wrote about a helping hand reaching out from Turkey during Pakistan’s hard times and how it served as a bridge alongside the educational […]
February 26, 2022

Breakfast culture in Pakistan and delicacies at a Turkmen table

Educationist and researcher Doğan Yücel wrote about the foods preferred at breakfast tables in Pakistan and the Turkish reservation towards local tastes. Yücel also narrated what […]
February 24, 2022

Educationist Fatma Esra Tosun (4): The people of Pakistan stood for us in times of happiness and sorrow

Fatma Esra Tosun, who worked as a teacher and administrator in different cities of Pakistan for 13 years, says the people of Pakistan always stood for […]

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