The screening ceremony of a
documentary titled The Pledge of Iron
Brothers produced by Islamabad based English language newspaper The
Daily Mail and Pakistan China Media Friendship Association was held on Sept 5
"This documentary on the time-honored friendship between
Pakistan and China highlights these shared values and the tangible benefits of
our increasingly wide-ranging collaboration through CPEC and the BRI," Ms.
Naghmana Alamgir Hashmi, Ambassador of Pakistan to the People's Republic of
China, said in her speech at the launch ceremony.
She also commended the contribution of the media, in particular,
the documentary producer, The Daily Mail and Mr. Makhdoom Babar, in promoting
Pakistan-China friendship and CPEC.
"The media organizations have an important role to play in
promoting mutual understanding and a factual appreciation of CPEC and
Pakistan-China ties," she added.
"This documentary is a tribute to those who have been
working for the promotion of Pakistan-China relations over the decades,"
Mr. Makhdoom Babar, the president and editor-in-chief of The Daily Mail, and
chairman of the Pakistan China Media Friendship Association, said during his
address at the ceremony.
According to him, the making of this documentary started in
2018, receiving support from organizations including CRI, People's Daily, China
Daily, Beijing Review, management of Shanghai Free Trade Zone, and Alibaba
He also announced that he will put efforts in another two
documentary projects, on the theme of "tourism in China and Pakistan"
as well as "brothers of media from the two countries" respectively.
Mr. Makhdoom Babar said The Daily Mail was the only newspaper in
the world that has been publishing two pages on China every day for the past 15
years, which clearly reflects the esteem and importance the management pays to
The Pakistan China Media Friendship Association was founded in
2005 to take on the media challenges through joint efforts of Pakistani and
Chinese media, enabling people of both sides to understand each other and
confront negative propagation.
He said that now, the CPEC and BRI give the two sides more
opportunities to work closer and the documentary was just a new beginning in
During the screening ceremony, Ms. Naghmana Alamgir Hashmi and
Mr. Makhdoom Babar also distributed certifications of commendation to
individuals from the media who contributed to China-Pakistan relations, among
whom Wang Wei with China.org.cn and Li Xin with Chinadaily.com.cn were
"As the entire Chinese nation is preparing to mark the
momentous 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic, it is a
most befitting opportunity to launch this documentary as a tribute to the
time-tested all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and
China," the ambassador concluded.