ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Friday emphasized on strengthening cooperation in film production and related fields to promote cultural linkages between Pakistan and the United Kingdom.
He said this while talking to British High Commissioner Christian Turner, who called on him in Islamabad on Friday.
Chaudhry called for joint Pak-UK television productions and documentaries, commemorating the 75th Independence Day of Pakistan.
The minister apprised the High Commissioner regarding the Government s initiative to establish Media Technology University and sought assistance from the British side to build it on the pattern of top UK universities.
He also discussed with the British Envoy possible arrangements for training of Pakistani set designers and manufacturers by British experts.
The British Envoy assured of maximum support on the proposals put forth by the Information Minister.
The High Commissioner informed the minister about the planned visit of British men and women s cricket teams in second half of the year. He added that visit of the British musical band would also take place simultaneously.
Fawad Ch welcomed the visit of both the teams and said it would create an atmosphere of festivity for the people looking for quality sports entertainment.
Christian Turner on the occasion also exchanged views with Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on the state of Covid-19 in UK and Pakistan. He appreciated Pakistan s Government s ongoing vaccination campaign against Covid-19 pandemic.