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Fawad calls for Pak-German ventures in film, drama productions

By Our Correspondent
June 18, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Thursday, while in a meeting with Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany Bernhard Stephan Schlagheck, called for joint ventures between Germany and Pakistan in the fields of film and drama productions.

The minister said, “We would like German film makers and drama producers to come to Pakistan and explore the beauty of our Himalaya range through the lens of their cameras.” He proposed the holding of zoom meeting with German Film and Drama Producers Associations with a view to strengthening cooperationin the arena of film and joint productions. Fawad contended that Pakistan’s relations with Germany are characterised by shared democratic values and multifaceted cooperation, adding that Pakistan is amongst the first Asian countries that established diplomatic ties with Germany.

He said that proposal of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in regards to video film highlighting the special ties of Allama Iqbal with Germany and his poetry about Heidelberg would fortify cooperation in the realm of joint productions and documentaries.

The minister also apprised the ambassador of the government’s initiative to establish Media Technology University and said that Germany’s cooperation would be welcomed in establishing state of the art modern education institution comprising four schools.

Fawad emphasised the need to collaborate with gaming and animation companies of Germany. Bernhard Stephan Schlagheck appreciated the proposal of joint ventures in the areas of film and drama productions and said it would help to project beauty of the area besides promoting tourism. He also showed his keen interest to advance cooperation in the area of gaming.