LAHORE – The participants of the Pakistan-India Media Conference 2012 expressed satisfaction over the exchange of ideas during the moot arranged by the Lahore Press Club in collaboration with the Chandigarh Press Club and Press Club of India. On this occasion, they also agreed on five-point declaration to further this process:

The first declaration emphasised that exchange programmes between both the countries should be encouraged, along with media fellowships and training programmes.

The second declaration stressed that the two governments should allow news channels to be aired.

The third declaration underlined the need for easy visa facility for journalists along with multiple entry by both the countries and that a separate category of journalists should be created for visas.

The fourth declaration stressed that posting of more correspondents / media representatives in both the countries should be done. Also, these journalists should not get city specific visas but free movement should be allowed for reporting.

The last declaration emphasised that more interaction between Pakistan-India press clubs / media associations should be encouraged.