Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Mufti Abdul Shakoor on Monday said Pakistan and Turkiye had common religion, creed and values of Sufis. In a meeting with Turkish Ambassador Dr Mehmet Pacaci, the minister discussed the matters of mutual interest and said the people of both the countries had love and respect for each other. Abdul Shakoor said Turkiye had actively helped Pakistani brothers in the trying times, adding that the people of this region and religious scholars had given full financial and moral support for the stability of the Ottoman Caliphate. He said the policy and views of the Turkish government regarding humanity and welfare of the Muslim Ummah were valuable. The Turkish ambassador said Turkiye considered it an obligation to help Pakistani brothers and sisters in the difficult times. He desired that Turkiye and Pakistan should achieve the common goals of development and prosperity together. He also called for furthering relations between the two countries both at government and public levels. Meanwhile, Mufti Abdul Shakoor said the long march of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has been converted into “a dead body in coffin”. Addressing the National Assembly, on point of order, he said that to provide oxygen to the long march they created drama of firing, while sometimes making Azam Sawati a scapegoat for their politicking. “This all propaganda is being done by the PTI itself who are masters of creating fake IDs,” said the minister, adding they[PTI] do this for “vested interests”. Seeking the attention of the speaker, the minister alleged the only university in district Lakki Marwat was indulged in selling vacant posts on behalf of the KPK government. He said the position of scale-I was being sold for Rs. 0.1 million and the appointment to scale-IV was for Rs1 million. He alleged the vice-chancellor of the university Dr. Aurangzeb and Registrar Inam Ullah were appointing people on daily wages from other districts and ignoring indigenous people for jobs.