Govt to encourage Sino-Pak media collaborative partnership: Fawad Ch

October 31, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Hussain Chaudhry has assured that the incumbent government will extend all possible for further strengthening of Sino-Pak media cooperative partnership.

The government attaches importance to President Xi Jinping’s initiative and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and wishes to get it promoted and implemented through media’s cooperation and people to people contacts, Fawad Chaudhry said in a message on signing of an agreement between Independent News Pakistan (INP) and influential Chinese newspaper People’s Daily.

The agreement was signed on Wednesday on the occasion of 2018 Media Cooperation forum on Belt and Road organized by People’s Daily. The forum was participated by more than 800 journalists from all over the world.

The Minister Information and Broadcasting expressed his pleasure that a bilateral news exchange agreement signed between People’s Daily and INP will prove productive in promoting the news of bilateral cooperation and those relating to BRI in their true perspective.

The agreement, he noted is in line with the policies of the two governments to promote people-to-people contacts and strengthen their bilateral ties through regular media’s interactions and collaborative partnership.

This cooperation at the media-level is highly important at the time when the two countries taking their all-weather strategic partnership to a new height through China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Belt and Roads initiative of President Xi.

Fawad Chuadhry said, there is a dire need that the Media Houses of the two countries join hand to project events and happenings in their respective countries. He believed that the two countries have shared destiny and now they are actively engaged in serving the socio-economic interests of their people through various means. We need media’s support to realize the dream of common prosperity, he added.

The Minister further said, media has emerged as a most strong social institution, and it could have a strong impact on future developments in order to improve the livelihood of their people. INP