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Fawad Chaudhry thanks Saudi counterpart for opening doors of Khana-e-Kaaba for PM

JEDDAH: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain met his Saudi Counterpart Dr. Awad al Awwad at the King Faisal Palace in Jeddah and thanked him for welcoming Pakistani leadership with open arms, ARY News reported.

The minister expressed gratitude to the custodian of two holy mosques Shah Salman bin Abdulaziz and Saudi authorities for their hospitality.

 “The  opening of Roza-e-Rasool (S.A.W) and doors of the Khana-e-Kaaba for the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and his delegation is an exceptional honour for Pakistan,” the minister said according to a statement released from his office.

The minister said that both the countries enjoy very strong and fraternal relations which are poised to grow with time.

Dr. Awad said that there was a huge potential for media cooperation between the two countries and both countries need to take advantage of that opportunity.

Fawad Chaudhry told his Saudi counterpart that Pakistani drama is very famous product of Pakistani television industry and Pakistan is ready to provide them to the Saudi TV channels for broadcasting it in local language after dubbing or subtitling.

The Saudi Minister showed interest in the idea and suggested to provide some drama serial to Saudi channels.

Fawad Chaudhry told the Saudi Minister that a media university is being planned in Islamabad which will provide state of the art education in all sectors of Media.

The minister suggested that Saudi Arabia may like to become partner in the project and train its youth for the upcoming cinema industry in the kingdom.

He said that joint film production can be another area where both the ministries could jointly work. Both the leaders also agreed on a joint media strategy to combat the extremism.

Fawad Chaudhry said that the real war against the extremism has to be fought through media and we need to have a joint media narrative against the menace.

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