Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has announced that the government plans to open the country’s first-ever media university in Islamabad, ARY News has reported.

The minister said that the university will be opened in a vacant building in Islamabad, which has been empty for the past eight years.

Fawad added that international professors will be called to teach at the university, adding that modern technology will also be taught there.


The minister further said that this is for the first time in the country that animation, sound and lighting education will be given locally. He is hopeful that the media university will become the best varsity in the South Asia region.

Fawad was recently reappointed Minister for Information and Broadcasting in a recent cabinet shuffle.

Earlier, he also shared his plans on what he plans to do under his ministry.

“The process that started in 2018 to initiate reforms in the Information Ministry is being resumed,” Chaudhry had said, adding that the project to make Pakistan Television HD will be completed by June 1. In addition to this, work on making PTV Sports HD is also in progress.