ISLAMABAD: A student of Pak-Turk School Peshawar has mesmerized the entire Turkey by singing the immortal songs of legendary singer (late) Ahmet Kaya.
Arsalan Naseer has become a hot topic in Turkish masses, social and
mainstream media. Some newspapers have published headings like “Ahmet Kaya is not dead; he is living in Pakistan”.
Class ten student Naseer is among twelve Pakistani students sent by
Pak-Turk International Schools and Colleges to participate in the 10th International Turkish Olympiads in which over 1500 students from 135 countries are participating.
The winners of national competitions will participate in the international event to compete in the categories of poetry, presentation, writing, speaking and drama.
In singing competition Naseer is going to sing a song, “Kafama Sikar Giderim” originally sung by the Kaya. His vocal performance, style, presentation and personality is not too different from Kaya which has helped him earn great admiration across Turkey.
Country’s leading newspapers, TV channels, and social media like face book and twitter are full of his pictures and videos of performance. Even before the final rounds, public has given its verdict in favour of Arsalan Naseer.
The closing ceremony of the Olympiads will be held at Turk Telekom Arena on June 14. Gold medallists will be awarded with USD 1000, Silver medallists USD 750 while Bronze medallists will get USD 500.