APP76-25 ISLAMABAD: November 25 - Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting & National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid in a meeting with the members of Chinese media delegation. APP

ISLAMABAD, Nov 25 (APP): Federal Minister for Information Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Wednesday said the Pak-China relationship was based on mutual trust, understanding and common aspirations for peace and progress.
The minister stated this during a meeting with a Chinese Media delegation here.
He said bilateral relationship between the two countries enjoyed the support of their people, said a press release.
Senator Pervaiz Rashid said that unique friendship between the
two countries has now transformed into a strong strategic
partnership, robust economic cooperation and ever increasing people-
to-people contacts.
The new dimension of Pak-China friendship under China Pakistan
Economic Corridor, is indeed a great achievement as both
countries have launched a plan for energy and infrastructure
projects in Pakistan worth $46 billion, linking their economies
and peoples in Asia and beyond, the minister added.
Pervaiz Rashid emphasized the need to further strengthen
bilateral ties in areas mutually beneficial to each other,
particularly in the fields of culture, information and communications.
He said that information and culture is key to promote people-
to-people contacts as culture can transform peoples lives.
Pervaiz Rashid also stressed the need for evolving a mechanism
for the exchange of dramas, news, films and documentaries, so that
the people of both countries could better understand each other’s
culture and values.
He said that visits of media delegations are
significant as they are helpful in portraying the true picture of a
country, its potential and create better understanding of issues.
The Chinese Media delegation expressed their resolve to play
a pivotal role in further strengthening an already established bond
between the two countries.
The delegation assured the minister that they will take upon
themselves the task to portray the real image of Pakistan and remove
misperceptions about it, as they have themselves seen the country on
the first hand basis and consider it as the perfect tourist destination
for the Chinese people.
The media delegation also commended the efforts of Pakistan
being a frontline state in combating terrorism and extremism.
Secretary Information Saba Mohsin Raza and Director General,
External Publicity Wing, Shafqat Jalil were also present in the