ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Thursday, it is high time to broaden the cooperation between Pakistan and China by exchanging information and co-producing feature films, Radio Pakistan reported.
In a meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing in the federal capital, the information minister sought assistance from its all-weather friend in setting up a technical media institute as part of the Media University, which the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government has vowed to establish soon.
Meanwhile, the Chinese envoy hailed the new visa policy and said the move of the government was indicative of an open, confident and secure Pakistan.
He further commended the PTI government’s efforts to beef up bilateral relations between the two ally countries, while lauding the personal efforts of the information minister in promoting a positive image of Pakistan.
Earlier in January, the federal minister for information and broadcasting while addressing a ceremony of the Council of Pakistan Newspapers’ Editors (CPNE), urged the attendees to look into the ongoing crisis in the field of media.
Terming the independent media as an important pillar of the state, Chaudhry stressed that the incumbent government wanted to see the industry flourishing.
The government stands with the media and has been supporting it in every possible manner it can,” he asserted.