Media can play vital role in bringing people of Afghanistan,Pakistan closer:Marriyum

APP81-25 ISLAMABAD: August 25 - Ms Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister of State for IB&NH in a meeting with Afghan media delegation. APP


ISLAMABAD,Aug 25 (APP): Media has a critical role in bringing the people
and governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan closer to ensure success of the efforts for peace and the Afghan media in particular must contribute to this effect.
This was stated by Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister of State for
Information, Broadcasting & National Heritage while talking to a delegation of Afghan media here today. She said that Pakistan attached great importance to its ties with Afghanistan as both the countries shared common history, culture and religion.
Marriyum Aurgangzeb emphasized that both the countries owed it to the
posterity to ensure stability in the region so that the people inhabiting the region could live in peace and harmony. She said that Pakistan was committed to a broad-based and mutually beneficial relationship with Afghanistan and was ready to do all that it could to restore peace in Afghanistan because peaceful and stable Afghanistan was in the interest of Pakistan.
The Minister said that Pakistan was pursuing a policy of peaceful
neighborhood so that the nations in the region could achieve their common goals of eliminating poverty and ushering in an era of progress and prosperity for their citizens.
She that Pakistan and Afghanistan had suffered heavily in men and
material due to the burgeoning terrorism and religious extremism which were common enemies of both the countries .She urged media to deny space to voices that triggered misunderstandings between the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan and rise to the occasion by playing its role to spread the message of peace and love as embodied in our rich cultural heritage
Media delegation thanked MOS for warm welcome in the Ministry and
expressed their resolve to help promote  good relations between both the countries. Minister of State said that Government of Pakistan would take all necessary measures to facilitate a meaningful interaction between the media of both countries so that greater understanding could be evolved through informed opinion.
The meeting was attended by Mr. Shafqat Jalil, Director General,
External Publicity Wing, MOIB and other officials from Ministry.