Pakistan, KSA discuss ways to enhance media cooperation

Fawad Chaudhry, federal minister for information and broadcasting in Pakistan, with ambassador Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki on Wednesday. (Photo by Saudi Embassy)
Updated 17 October 2018
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Pakistan, KSA discuss ways to enhance media cooperation

  • Information minister and Saudi ambassador on Wednesday talk about ways to boost cooperation in media and the arts
  • Saudi Arabia’s Minister for Media visited Pakistan in September this year

ISLAMABAD: Fawad Chaudhry, federal minister for information and broadcasting in Pakistan, met Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, the ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Islamabad, at his office on Wednesday, and discussed issues relating to bilateral ties.

“In the meeting they discussed ways to boost cooperation in the field of media and the arts,” the Saudi Embassy in Islamabad said in a tweet.
Earlier this year, in the first week of September, Saudi Arabia’s Minister for Media Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad visited Pakistan and met the country’s leadership including Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
During that visit the Saudi information minister also met his Pakistani counterpart Fawad Chaudhry, and they discussed how the two allies could further broaden and deepen their relationship in these areas.


UAE wins 2019 Ramadan Year of Tolerance football cup in Islamabad

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UAE wins 2019 Ramadan Year of Tolerance football cup in Islamabad

  • KSA, Egypt, Sudan, UAE, Nigeria, Kuwait & Arabs from two other nations played
  • KSA won third place match against Egypt on Saturday night

ISLAMABAD: The winning streak of the Emiratis that survived the ten day Year of Tolerance Football Championship of Ramadan 2019 came to a fruitful end early Sunday morning as the UAE team won against its opponent 1-0 taking the big trophy.
Initiative of UAE Ambassador Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Al Zaabi who revived the spirit of football organizing the tournament last year under the title ‘Year of Zayed’ is aimed at rekindling relations between the Arab diplomats stationed in Islamabad.
“This kind of activity brings all Arabs, all Islamic countries, and all (Middle East) embassies together”, Al Zaabi told Arab News, as his team lifted the winning cup.
The Emirati envoy pledged to do more toward what he called a successful “sports diplomacy”.
The game was suspended back in 2008 during Pakistan’s troubled era plagued by terrorism. But in 2018 UAE emabssy which has indulged in several philanthropic activities took steps to connect with other Arab nations through football, a game commonly played in the Middle East.
Arab News shows in this video report, its second coverage of the tournament this month, the excitement of participants, players, and a select crowd of Arabs and Pakistanis enjoying the football in cricket crazy Pakistan.