–Info minister stresses need to broaden areas of cooperation with Turkey in news, entertainment, culture and tourism sector
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Tuesday said Prime Minister Imran Khan would inaugurate a new visa regime on Thursday to supplement the tourism policy for attracting people and companies from across the world.
Speaking at the opening of 41st bureau of Turkish news agency Anadolu in Islamabad, he said Pakistan had taken a step forward and according to the vision of Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) government, the prime minister would roll out a project of visa free policy for five countries including Turkey, China, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Tuesday stressed the need to broaden the areas of cooperation with Turkey, from news and information to entertainment, culture and tourism.
The minister, in a meeting with Editorial Board of Anadolu News Agency of Turkey which called on him, said that Pakistan offered great opportunities for the writers of news agencies to report and project the tourism potential of Pakistan.
“We welcome the establishment of regional bureau office of Turkish news agency in Islamabad as it would further strengthen media cooperation between the two countries,” he added.
He said that Pakistan considered Turkey as friend with whom its relations have prospered and moved from strength to strength. He said that whole Pakistani nation had deep respect and love for the people of Turkey and Turkish leadership which stood by Pakistan in difficult times.
The Information Minister, while recalling the role of Muslims of the sub-continent in supporting the cause of Khilafat in the early 20th century, said it provided political awakening to the Muslims of India which ultimately culminated in the emergence of a separate homeland for them.
The Minister also emphasized the need for the exchange of journalists from both sides so that they could learn from each other’s experiences and best practices.
The Editorial Board of Turkish News Agency thanked the minister for extending corporation with regards to the establishment of regional news office of Anadolu news agency.
The delegation said Pakistan was a serene and safe country and it was their obligation to showcase it as one of the attractive destinations, open for trade, investment and tourism.
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Tuesday announced that from the next week Federal Cabinet’s meeting would be held on Tuesday instead of Thursday.
In a tweet, the minister said that the decision has been made after the approval from Prime Minister Imran Khan.