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17 Pak scribes on week-long Mumbai visit from Monday

Source: PTI
May 20, 2012 20:36 IST
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A delegation of 17 journalists from Pakistan will be arriving in the city on Monday on a week-long visit.

The delegation represents leading newspapers and television channels like 'Dawn', 'The News', 'Jang Geo TV', 'ARY News', 'Express Tv' etc. They are members of either Karachi or Hyderabad press club. They will be in Mumbai till May 26.

"The purpose of the visit is to promote a philosophy of understanding and tolerance between the two countries by increasing and improving the quality of media content when reporting on each other's country and bilateral issues.

This is expected to give a boost to the peace process between the two countries," president of the Mumbai Press Club Gurbir Singh said.

This visit comes as a reciprocal to Karachi Press Club and the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research jointly hosting Mumbai Media delegation in November last year, the release issued by the Mumbai Press Club said.

The delegation is also scheduled to meet Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and state Home Minister R R Patil. They will also visit the BSE as well as a couple of newspapers and news channel offices.

The delegates would also be shown prominent landmarks in Mumbai like the Gateway of India and Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

On the evening of May 26, they would proceed to Pune where they would visit a media house besides attending events hosted by Sarhad, a prominent NGO from Pune, which is working for Indo-Pak peace.

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