The 2,023 metre length of its midspan is an allusion to the Turkish Republic's 100th anniversary in 2023. It is the fourth bridge linking the European and Asian shores in Turkey, alongside the three built in Istanbul.
Prime Minister Imran Khan welcomed the Turkish president and his wife Emine Erdoğan as they disembarked from the airplane at the Nur Khan Airbase.
The FATF is meeting next week in France, and support from Turkey and longtime allies like China, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia could help Pakistan remain off the blacklist. A minimum of three votes are required for any country to escape the blacklisting.
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is facing flak not only from common people but also from certain celebrities on social media after his photos of meeting First Lady of Turkey Emine Erdogan went viral.
Pakistani students will quarantine at their hostels. Pakistanis having valid residence, work visas also exempted from hotel quarantine. The rule is effective from Froday till Sept.1.
"Our two countries share a common past: be it the statesmen like Amir Temur and Babur or the Sufi saints of Samarkand and Bukhara, they all symbolise our common heritage and provide a solid foundation for our relationship," said Muqam.
The impressive ceremony kicked off with the fly past of the PAF and Navy fighter jets, led by Air Chief Zaheer Ahmad Babar Sidhu, which saluted the president. F-16, JF 17, Mirage, AWACs, P-3C Orion and ATR aircraft formation participated in the fly past.