Pakistan seeks Iran’s help in setting up film commission: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is all set to establish National Broadcasting and Film Commission for the revival of the film industry and seeks Iran’s assistance for making the body more effective and vibrant.

This was stated by State Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb, while talking to Iranian Ambassador Mehdi Honardoostm who called on her here Thursday.

She said that Pakistan highly valued its relations with Iran, and the common religious and cultural values and national heritage could be leveraged to bring the people of both nations closer.

Marriyum Aurangzeb said that Pakistan was keen to encourage cultural exchanges and people-to-people contact to enhance and deepen the religious and cultural bonds which already existed between the two neighbouring countries.

During the meeting, the Iranian ambassador and state minister discussed in detail various proposals to further strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries by increasing cooperation and collaboration, particularly in the field of media, culture and Information.

The minister proposed the idea of co-productions in film and dramas to promote and encourage common national heritage and values.

Assuring his full support to the minister for the establishment of National Broadcasting and Film Commission, Mehdi Honardoost said that Iran was very much willing to promote cultural ties with Pakistan as well as making this partnership more productive and meaningful.