President of Pakistan Mr. Mamnoon Hussain conferred the award of Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) on Admiral Bulent Bostangolu, Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces in a special ceremony held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on 16 February 2016.
The President decorated Admiral Bulent Bostangolu, Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces in recognition of his outstanding services and contributions in deepening and strengthening relations between the navies of Pakistan and Turkey for enhancing strategic cooperation between the two countries.
The special investiture ceremony was attended by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Zakaullah, Ambassador of Turkey to Pakistan, Secretary Defence and senior civil and military officers.
Later, Admiral Bulent Bostangolu called on President Mamnoon Hussain and discussed matters of mutual interest. The President congratulated Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces on being conferred with Nishan-i-Imtiaz (M) and appreciated his services in strengthening relations between the two brotherly countries.
President Mamnoon Hussain said that the people of Pakistan and Turkey are bound together in strong fraternal relations based on shared religious, cultural and historical affinities. The President lauded the constructive role and efforts of Turkey in ushering in peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Admiral Bulent Bostangolu, Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces thanked the President and the Government of Pakistan on being awarded with NI (M) and hoped that bilateral relations between the two countries would be taken to new heights in future.