State broadcasters in Pakistan and Turkey to collaborate

Rebecca Hawkes ©RapidTVNews | 11-10-2011

Media co-operation between Pakistan and Turkey is to be strengthened with new proposals devised to explore the exchange of news, drama series and technical knowledge between the state television networks of both countries.
Pakistan Television and TRT are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding this week, during an official visit to Turkey by Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan.
During her five day visit, the Minister will also participate in a fund raising telethon for flood victims of Sindh on Samanvolu TV, and visit news editors and bureau chiefs of a number of media groups, including Zaman and Hurriat.
Another memorandum of understanding is also due to be agreed by the Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APP) and Anadalou News of Turkey.
The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is also to visit Pakistan on 12-13 October, at the invitation of Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani.
A Pakistan Foreign Ministry statement said: "The visit of the Turkish Prime Minister will also provide an excellent opportunity for further strengthening Pakistan-Turkey comprehensive partnership."