ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain on Tuesday regretted that Pakistan rendered 70,000 lives in the war on terrorism but no book had so far been written on it.
“Pakistan will have to focus on promotion of digital media to present its point of view before the world, he said while addressing the participants of National Media Workshop organized by National Defense University in Islamabad, the information minister said wars in the past were fought through the use of force but now was an era of public opinion.
He expressed remorse that the curriculum of 1960 was still being taught in 42 journalism schools across the country whilst the people abroad were doing PhDs in Sounds and Lights.
The information minister said it was the first time that a Media Technology University was being set up for the development of the media. He said the university would provide education in different fields including animation and visual effects, filmmaking and camera work.
Chaudhary Fawad Hussain said that 1,500 internships would be given in the media.
He said PTV had been converted to HD and Radio Pakistan’s broadcasts had been shifted to the internet.