Pakistan offered to partner SSIG Malaysia


Islamabad : The South-South Information Gateway (SSIG) Malaysia has offered Pakistan to become a partner for exchange of information in print, broadcast and telecast format with no monetary consideration.

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Director SSIG, Dr. Badariah Salleh, who held a meeting with High Commissioner for Pakistan in Malaysia, Lt. General (Retd) Tahir Mahmud Qazi Tuesday, said the SSIG can collaborate at institutional level with public sector media organizations like PTV, PBC and APP.

According to a message received here, she said APP can provide SSIG the latest news items while PBC and PTV can provide them the broadcast material such as documentaries, talk shows and cultural programmes which can be shared amongst the member countries through our web portal and public sector media outlets.

Elaborating further, she said APP, PBC and PTV can appoint a focal person each to establish a close liaison with SSIG for provision of information, documentaries and to benefit from the software shared by other member nations.

The High Commissioner observed that SSIG offers a unique opportunity for Pakistan’s public sector media organizations to fully exploit the offer made by the Gateway for sharing of information to introduce Pakistan in its true perspective to Malaysia in particular and to the nations of the South in general.

Tahir Mahmud Qazi said Pakistan is rich in skilled human resource and offers one of the best investment regime to foreign investors to invest in the field of real estate development, housing sector, power generation, media, infrastructure development and trade and commerce.

He said Pakistan produces one of the best software which can be provided to SSIG for dissemination of programmes to the people of the member countries for provision of much needed information on Pakistan’s social, cultural, economic, industrial and political fields.

It is mentioned here that the SSIG was established in 1999 with an aim to promote the best interest of South nations by harnessing the exchange of information, news and broadcast materials to strengthen solidarity, harmony and mutual prosperity of south nations. Currently, SSIG enjoys membership of 150 countries.