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 10 student Naseer is among 12 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 Facebook and Twitter are full of his pictures and videos of performance. Even before the final rounds, public has given its verdict in favor of Arsalan Naseer.
The closing ceremony of the Olympiads will be held at Turk Telekom Arena on June 14. Gold medalists will be awarded with USD 1000, Silver medalists USD 750 while Bronze medalists will get USD 500.