“XI’s vision of BRI harbinger of new time” Firdous Ashiq Awan
Centre for Global and Strategic Studies (CGSS), Islamabad composed an International Conference on “Cross-Regional Media Fusion among the Belt and Road Partners” on seventeenth December 2019, at Hotel Margala, Islamabad. Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan – Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting was the Chief Guest of the event.
The Guest Speakers of the Conference included noticeable global speakers with media foundation from Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Iran, Kyrgyz Republic, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan who gave significant knowledge in regards to the point.
The session started with the introductory statements by Major General Syed Khalid Amir Jaffery HI(M), (Retd), President CGSS who expressed that BRI is an extensive task to advance local availability.
Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan expanded on the noteworthiness of media combination of BRI states. She expressed that President Xi Jinping’s vision of BRI is a harbinger of new time of availability and will cross over any barrier among North and South. Practical advancement is being made in the CPEC task and accentuation is being made on financial improvement and agribusiness division. BRI and CPEC are reshaping the geo-monetary scene and bringing success for Pakistan as well as shared improvement for the whole district. CPEC has made twenty thousand grants for the understudies of Pakistan and one thousand schools will be created under this undertaking. Extent of CPEC has been expanded to profit the individuals of Pakistan. Dr. Firdous valued the positive job of media in Pakistan to take out the negative promulgation against CPEC. She expressed that association of such meetings and dialog discussions is the significant method to eliminate such confusions. BRI is the eventual fate of the locale.
Madam Pang Chunxue, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Islamabad expressed that China is the motor of financial development and has brought more open doors for shared advancement for all accomplices. China is building another model that highlights no contention, rejects cold war, control legislative issues and makes win-win circumstance for all. China has advanced tranquil discretion and participation that targets assembling a world with shared thriving. More or less, harmony and security is the need of the time and BRI is essential to accomplish this objective. BRI will cut the worldwide expense on exchange.
From Uzbekistan, Mr. Ismailov Muzaffar, Chief Editor, UZREPORT, Tashkent exhibited his perspectives on Uzbekistan’s new methodology of improvement through media joining. He expressed that Uzbekistan is working industriously for media improvement and numerous new government and private channels have been propelled with the target to make mindfulness among the majority in regards to the genuine actualities of the BRI venture. The principle center is to advance valuable data and examine it from methodological perspective.
Speaking to Azerbaijan, Mr. Shahin Jafarov, Senior Correspondent, Azerbaijan State News Agency, Baku expressed that BRI isn’t just a money related undertaking but on the other hand is a social venture that aides in associating various networks and advances territorial incorporation and common collaboration. He expressed that we have picked up infrastructural accomplishments through BRI and have set up six new global air terminals.
Mr. Asad Inam, CEO, X2O (PVT) Ltd expressed that Asia in the past had no correlation with different mainlands yet through China’s drive of BRI, Asia is presently considered as the greatest economies on the planet. This advancement that has been made can be advanced through media. Promoting can assume an extremely crucial job for BRI. He expressed that connection must be created on the Government level and universal markets must be set up to advance local participation.
Mr. Uladzislau Sychevich, Journalist, Publishing House “Belarus Today”, Minsk from Belarus in his discourse featured the key significance of Belarus. He expressed that land position of Belarus is extremely noteworthy for BRI. In 2016, media universal gathering was built up to advance trade of data and participation. BRI is the way to local change. He expressed that Belaurs24 is being communicated in 100 nations of the world and broadcasts positive news in the BRI data circle.
Represetative Akbar Gasemi – Ministry of Foreign Affairs from Iran worried upon Iran’s vital organization with Beijing, He expressed that we are encountering universal local advancement in its basic condition. Pakistan has unequivocal job being a provincial on-screen character for security and improvement. Media has its valuable job to advance elite collaboration in west and Asian district.
Mr. Mudassar Tipu, Director General China, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad featured the local collaboration through the foundation of Media. He expressed that CPEC is a need venture. Pakistan’s media is dynamic however we should ensure that the news that is being accounted for is objective and not bogus. We accept that CPEC is an ensured advancement activity and will bring a subjective move for Pakistan’s picture.
The subsequent session initiated with the discourse by Dr. Moeed Yusuf, Chairperson Strategic Policy Planning Cell (SPPC), Prime Minister Secretariat, Islamabad who was Guest of the Honor. He expressed that BRI must not be seen on infrastructural premise rather it must be broke down regarding network. PM Imran Khan’s vision depends on financial discretion through reconciliation with worldwide market. South Asia is the least coordinated locale on the planet. BRI is the key column in setting up individuals to individuals contact. Acknowledgment and festivity of decent variety is the need of the time and data sharing stages must be created with respect to the BRI venture.
Dr. Hunag Chu-xin, Deputy Director General and General Secretary, New Media Research Center, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing from China exhibited suggestions on the best way to profoundly incorporate media of various areas. He expressed that we should utilize diverse collaboration stages in the part of more focused on news combination and dissemination and video programs generation.
Mr. Noorul Ameen Izzadeen, Deputy Editor, The Sunday Times, Colombo while speaking to Sri Lanka introduced knowledge on the bury linkages between media industry to fortify China – Sri Lanka coalition. He expressed that BRI is assuming an exceptionally positive job in advancement and improvement of respective and multilateral relations, advancement of equity, shared qualities and participation. He expressed that more mindfulness must be made with respect to BRNN among the BRI accomplices as less individuals thinks about it. China is the greatest exchanging accomplice of Sri Lanka and furthermore the biggest giver which will be additionally improved through BRI.
From Kyrgyz Republic, Mr. Adilet Adenisov, Expert from President Press Service, Bishkek exhibited discourse on Belt and Road Initiative and openings through media trade. He expressed that BRI means to improve economy of in excess of 60 nations. BRI covers nearly the 75% populace of the world and wide scope of region is presently joined by BRI.
From Tajikistan, Mr. Qanoatullo Saifulloev, “Khovar” News Agency, Dushanbe expressed that the objective of BRI is incorporated normal advancement. Restoration of new Silk Road has made another stage in the Tajikistan and China relations. Basic focuses for Tajikistan is improvement of the travel, development of parkways, burrows and multilateral collaboration.
Mr. Saeed Javed, Director General External Publicity Wing, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Islamabad expressed that BRI is expanding the development capability of around 4.6 billion individuals contributing 61% of the total populace. BRI is basic for advancing exchange and business linkages and ingestion of tremendous assets. BRI is boosting provincial participation and transportation framework. Pakistani media comprises very nearly hundred of TV channels and a large number of exchange productions, along these lines electronic media is basic to pass on genuine data in regards to BRI activity.
Around 300 individuals including ambassadors, strategy specialists and media characters went to the Conference.