Pakistan and Afghanistan are two neighboring Muslim majority countries. Both of them are fighting the war against terrorism since the past two decades. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani recently visited Pakistan and had meetings with the senior management of the country in order to discuss various issues of the region and collaboration between the two countries.
Pakistan has offered Afghanistan to work towards devising a Bilateral Engagement Strategy on media cooperation to bridge their mutual trust deficit. The government mentioned that Pakistan would be pleased to share with Afghanistan its entertainment and film material, dubbed into Pashto for the understanding of local Afghan people.
Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said, “Regular media exchanges between Pakistan and Afghanistan can help dispel negative perception about each other for a more productive relationship.” While the foreign minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi said, “Pakistan would do its utmost to facilitate the Afghan peace process, intra-Afghan dialogue and to gain each other’s trust.”
We are glad to see the two neighboring countries collaborate on various things including the media. PTI government is criticized for a number of things but their foreign policy is really good and we can see the results.