ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has shared a picture of his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on the sidelines of recent UN General Assembly session in New York in which they decided to set up a BBC type English language TV Channel.
The prime minister in his tweet said, apart from highlighting Muslim issues, the channel will also fight Islamophobia.
In a tweet on Sept 25, Imran Khan had announced that Pakistan, Turkey and Malaysia will jointly start an English language channel dedicated to confronting the challenges posed by Islamophobia.
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He had said the decision was made during his meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in New York.
The channel will set the record straight on great religion of Islam.
The prime minister had further said the channel would correct the misperceptions which bring people together against Muslims and would contextualize the issue of blasphemy.
Imran Khan had said series and films will be produced on Muslim history to educate and inform our own people and the world. Muslims will be given a dedicated media presence in the proposed channel.
On Sept 24, a Pakistani documentary, Armed with Faith, had won an Emmy for Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary.
The documentary revolves around the brave Pakistani men of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bomb Defusal Squad and focuses on the two security personnel Abdur Rehman and Inyatullah’s struggles.
The documentary is co-produced by the two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy alongside former journalist Haya Fatima Iqbal. Filmmakers Asad Faruqi and Geeta Gandbhir have co-directed it.