Islamabad, Oct 20: Pakistan’s Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira has said that media of his country and India should play a significant role in creating an environment where governments of the two countries could take care of the interests of their people.
Speaking during the Pakistan-India Media Peace Conference, Kaira said the Pakistani and Indian governments have decided that they would not allow peace to be hijacked even if any serious incident happens.
According to the Daily Times, Kaira said that both the nations have common enemies, which are poverty and unemployment. He said that issues could never be resolved through wars.
He also urged the Indian government to allow Pakistani channels to be aired in India, saying that Pakistan has already allowed Indian TV channels to air their programmes.
According to the paper, Kaira also stressed that for the better relationship between the two countries, education and sports could play a vital role.
He added that Indian Premier League could also bring both nations closer.
“Sport activities should be promoted between the two countries to further ease tensions. Relations among countries develop through trade,” the paper quoted Kaira, as saying.
“The economy of both the countries is growing and we have to remove barriers like other countries,” he added. (ANI)