ISLAMABAD: A mobile application was launched on Wednesday which will provide information about China in Urdu to smartphone users.
The application titled ‘Watching Media’ is part of the Chinese: ‘One Belt One Road Initiative’ which will connect a region from China to Africa. China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is also part of this initiative.
Moreover, there will be option in the application which will enable users to get information of their choice about China and post their opinions.
Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid, while speaking to participants, said the new application would help provide information about China to even those Pakistanis who did not have access to traditional electronic and print media.
The application has allowed 25 million Pakistani mobile users the opportunity to get information about China at their finger tips, the minister said.
The novel application speaks volumes about the depth of Pakistan-China relations and the abiding interests that the people of China have in the people of Pakistan, he added.
The year 2015 was declared as the year of cultural exchanges between the two countries.
Pakistan, China cultural corridor is directly linked to China, Pakistan Economic Corridor as it focuses on the centuries-old famous silk route, the minister said.
Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong said the application would further improve relations between the two countries.
People will be able to get information about China and it will improve cultural relations as well, he said.
Published in Dawn, February 4th, 2016