ISLAMABAD: Pakistan, Turkey and Malaysia will jointly start an English language channel dedicated to confronting the challenges posed by Islamophobia.
This was announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan in a tweet on Wednesday night.
He 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 further said the channel will correct the misperceptions which bring people together against Muslims and would contextualize the issue of blasphemy.
Imran Khan 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.
Previously the documentary was screened in Vancouver International Film Festival in 2017 as well as at the Atlanta film festival and TRT’s Belgesel Günleri film festival.