Dr. Firdous Ashiq for strong media cooperation among Muslim countries


Islamabad: Pakistani Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan visited the Princes Nora bin Abdul Rahman University in Riyadh. She was received by the Vice Minister for Education, Girls Education, Dr. Nourah Al Faiz, President of the University, Dr. Huda bint Muhammad Al Ameel and other high ranking officials of the Ministry, says a press release received from Jeddah here today.

Dr. Firdous was given an extensive briefing about the University which is considered the world’s largest Women only university and reflects the Saudi leadership’s determination to uplift and promote Women education in the Kingdom. Dr. Firdous later toured the various University faculties and shown through the 19 km. long tram network that links the university’s various buildings.

Pakistani Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan appreciated the pioneering role of Nora University in promoting education. She said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia can benefit from each other in the field of education, particularly, women’s education, and emphasised on the need for greater cooperation amongst the women of Muslim countries for preserving their Islamic entity and counter the onslaught against Islam.

Latter on talking to Saudi TV, the Minister said that keeping in view the criticism and propaganda of some western media against Islam and the Muslims, there is a dire need for strong media cooperation between the Muslim media to counter the nefarious propaganda against Islam and the Muslims. She said that the objective of my visit is to promote cooperation in the fields of Media and Information, Women development and Women education. She underlined the need for greater exchange of delegations of Media personnel, education experts, teachers and students. She also underlined the need for benefitting from each other’s experiences.

Later on, talking to the Pakistani community at the residence of Asghar Qureshi, member, Board of Governors for Overseas Pakistanis, the Minister said that the Pakistani community in KSA was doing a great job by contributing in the development of Saudi Arabia and boosting the economy of Pakistan. She advised the community to abide by the rules and regulations of the KSA and be responsible citizens. She thanked the Saudi leadership for providing a congenial atmosphere for the Pakistani workers and lauded the deep ties and the noble stand of the Saudi leadership and nation towards Pakistan.

Later, the Minister visited the central Museum in Riyadh and was shown through the artefacts, historical documents, relics, antiques and classical portraits put on display. She appreciated the Saudi authorities’ keen concern and the manner of preserving and maintaining the historical edifices at the Museum.

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