CCTV, a China state-run television, has received landing rights in Pakistan that will enable the people throughout the country to watch Chinese electronic network reports live.
In this connection, a ceremony was held at PEMRA Headquarters and it was attended by Chinese Ambassador in Islamabad Sun Weidong, Federal Secretary Information Imran Gardazi and PEMRA Chairman Absar Alam.
An agreement was signed last year between PTV Foundation and CCTV. The CCTV channel is China’s biggest electronic network that also provides English news service and is watched in all the regional countries.
Welcoming the landing rights, the Chinese ambassador said it reflects the growing cooperation between the two countries in all areas of common interest including media. He hoped that electronic linkages between the two sides would bring the two countries closer to each other. The people of Pakistan would now have a reach to live telecast of China’s news and documentaries. The launching of CCTV is part of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and cultural exchange between the two countries.
It may be mentioned here that China Radio International has already started broadcasting live news and commentary with the name ‘Doosti Channel’.