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Japan to up-grade equipment installed at state broadcasters

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Dr. Firdous Aashiq Awan has sought Japanese assistance for modernizing and upgrading technological equipment installed at Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television.

She was talking to Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan, Kuninori Matsuda, who called on her in Islamabad.

Dr Firdous Awan recalled that Japan had helped Pakistan to establish Television service by providing technical assistance and equipment to the state broadcaster in late 50s which ultimately blossomed into Pakistan Television Network by mid 1960s.

She said that PTI government under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan has embarked on a well-conceived programme of bringing reforms in the key sectors of the country and strengthening of state institutions.

On the occasion, the Japanese ambassador expressed his keenness to extend cooperation regarding up-gradation of equipment installed at state broadcasters.

The two sides also agreed to further strengthen bilateral engagements in different sectors including economy, media, film production and investment.

Bilal/NNR/Khokhar