Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday met with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and discussed the regional security situation and effective publicity of national narrative.
The information minister congratulated the foreign minister on success of diplomatic mission to halt Israeli aggression in Palestine.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Security Moeed Yousuf also attended the meeting, a foreign ministry press release said.
Foreign Minister Qureshi said that his interaction with Iraqi leadership during his recent visit there remained very productive wherein he apprised them of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision of economic cooperation and strengthening bilateral ties.
He said the willingness of Iraqi leadership to enhance trade and economic relationship with Pakistan was welcoming.
Qureshi said Pakistan was resolved to keep up its efforts for peace in the region including the Afghan peace process.
The information minister assured all-out cooperation for local and international publicity of Pakistan’s diplomatic successes as well as national narrative.
Federal Minister for Broadcasting and Information, Fawad Chaudhry, has been all over social media since yesterday following his BBC interview on ‘HardTalk’ with the host, Stephen Sackur.
Fawad Chaudhry intrepidly responded to some hard-hitting questions on sensitive topics of civil-military relations, woes of journalists, alleged forced disappearances, and others. The minister equally dominated the interview, clips of which are circulating on social media.
Justa few days ago, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, had trended on social media for his unbridled statements on the Israel-Palestine crisis and the standing of western media on the subject in his interview with CNN. His comments of ‘deep pockets’ and ‘influential people’ ostensibly controlling the western media had irked the CNN anchor Bianna Golodryga that she labeled his statements as ‘anti-semitic’.
Mehmood Qureshi had received a rousing welcome upon his arrival in Islamabad. Similarly, Fawad Chaudhry is also garnering heroic praise on social media.