Pakistan to merge three academies for media university, seek Chinese help

Pakistan to merge three academies for media university, seek Chinese help

ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Tuesday invited Chinese technological giant ZTE Corporation to give technical assistance in establishment of Media University and invite them to set up their manufacturing units in Pakistan.

He was talking to Senior Vice President of ZTE and head of its Asia Business Zhonghua Mei, called on him here.

The company’s chief executive officer in Pakistan Mao Zhixia and other officials were also present during the meeting. Chaudhry Fawad said a Media University was being set up in which existing academies of Pakistan Television, Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation and Information Service would be merged and students would be given state-of-the-art training in media, performing arts as well as technology. He said he may visit China soon to seek professional cooperation for the Media University which was a flagship project of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

The minister said the government was setting up special economic zones in the country and invited ZTE to benefit from the pro-business policies of the present government.

ZTE is a leading technology company in China which has 14 research and development centers. It specializes in 5-G, artificial intelligence and big data technologies in addition to the manufacturing of related equipments.