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PTV signed agreement with CCTV for Chinese content in Pakistan

Pakistan Television Foundation has awarded Landing Rights Permission for CCTV News and CCTV-9 Documentary.

Secretary Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Syed Imran Gardezi termed the agreement of awarding landing rights to PTV Foundation for CCTV channels a milestone in relations with Beijing. He said that digitalization of PTV rebroadcast stations was being done with Chinese cooperation and work on a pilot project was going on in Murree and added that both China and Pakistan would benefit from each other television productions.

Speaking on the occasion Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong said Pakistan and China have enjoyed strong bonds of friendship for past 65 years which had withstood tests of time. He said that several agreements were signed during Chinese President’s visit to Pakistan last year and agreement for grant of landing rights to CCTV News and CCTV-9 Documentary was one of them.

Earlier, Chairman PEMRA Absar Alam said that in the 21st century our youth need to understand China through the medium of television and CCTV transmissions on cable TV would play an important role in that regard.