Pakistan Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has highlighted the role of media in bringing the people of India and Pakistan closer and said that media could help in achieving the shared goal of peaceful and friendly relations between the two neighbouring countries. “Pakistan and India,” said the Prime Minister, “possess rich cultural and traditional heritage that is shared by many, on both sides of the divide.”
Sharif expressed his views during a meeting with Subhash Chandra, Chairman ZEE & Essel Group, who called on him at the Prime Minister House recently.
The Prime Minister further said that regulatory regimes need to be softened for facilitating media outlets of both the countries to reach out to maximum viewers. He urged for facilitation and relaxation of laws so that Pakistani channels could be effortlessly seen in India. He also emphasised the role of television in the field of education and said that dedicated “Education TV” could play the role of imparting to millions in developing countries.
Sharif expressed the hope that media of both India and Pakistan would play its constructive role more sensibly to bring people of the two countries closer so that the focus is shifted towards peace, economic prosperity and well being.