Farrukh For Enhanced Pak-China Media Cooperation
ISLAMABAD, Jun 1 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 1st Jun, 2021 ) :Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib on Tuesday underlined the need for enhanced cooperation and close coordination between the media industries of China and Pakistan.
The minister, in a meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong who called on him at his office here, said both the countries' news organizations, including Pakistan Television Cooperation (ptv), Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) and Xinhua had already signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) for the purpose, but there was a need to expand the cooperation to film industries.
The Chinese envoy said Pakistani media played an important role in disseminating positive information about the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), dispelling propaganda of the countries hostile to the initiative.
He stressed on strengthening business-to-business cooperation between the two countries. "Trade is a good beginning for all kinds of cooperation." The minister said CPEC was a flagship project of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which was crucial to regional connectivity.
He apprised the envoy about the progress made on the Allama Iqbal Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Faisalabad, which, he said, had great potential for the Chinese investors. Necessary infrastructure in economic zone had already been developed.
The minister stressed the need for joint ventures of both the countries' companies in the textile sector.
"The Karakoram Highway is a testament of our strong friendly relations. The people of Pakistan have very favourable sentiments for China and keep Pakistan-China friendship in high regards," the minister remarked.
He congratulated Nong Rong on the completion of 100 years of the establishment of Communist Party of China (CPC).
Farrukh Habib appreciated and praised the vision of President Xi Jinping for regional connectivity and promotion of trade.
Farrukh Habib lauded quick response of China to the pandemic, which helped save many precious lives.