Pak-China agree to set up media university: Firdous Ashiq Awan

Published: September 5, 2011

Both sides discussed the proposed MoU for establishing the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Institute for Media Sciences. PHOTO: PID

BEIJING: Pakistan and China here on Monday agreed in principle for setting up a media university in Islamabad. The consensus in this regard was reached when the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan held a detailed discussion with the Chinese minister for education.

Both sides discussed the proposed MoU for establishing the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Institute for Media Sciences.

The Information Minister was informed that China is ready to offer maximum number of scholarships to the students of mass communications and media professionals for Ph D courses.

Dr Awan said that during the meeting with her Chinese counterpart Wang Chen in Urumqi, they decided to have a uniform media policy for the benefit of the regional countries.

She said that setting up a media university will be beneficial for Pakistan and will increase job opportunities for Pakistani youth.

The Chinese Education Minister, while appreciating the efforts of Dr Awan for the establishment of a media university, said that his government has always encouraged Pakistan in various fields and after consultations with the concerned departments, the project would be implemented.

Reader Comments (3)

  • Ali tanoli
    Sep 5, 2011 - 7:20PM

    What is that media university why dont get some crruption cleansing univer or
    law and order univer…………Recommend

  • Amjad
    Sep 5, 2011 - 8:14PM

    @Ali tanoli: Perhaps when ordinary citizens wash out the corruption in their own lives, politicians will likely stop being corrupt too. In the meanwhile, let’s go ahead with developing more centres of higher education with the Chinese who are true friends of Pakistan.

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  • ali
    Sep 5, 2011 - 11:25PM

    @amjad

    Bro, let me clarify one thing. I have been working in china for the last six years and chinese ppl are not friendly to pakistani ppl at all. They just care about their benefits. Really diplomatic ppl.Recommend

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