CM assures APNS team of solution to problems
PESHAWAR, Sept 20: NWFP Chief Minister Akram Khan Durrani has told the executive committee of the APNS that the provincial government is in favour of settling the problems faced by newspapers in the province, says a press release. He has also announced that the long-outstanding dues relating to provincial government advertisements amounting to Rs350 million would be cleared within 15 to 20 days.
He also said that the provincial DGPR had been advised to ensure equitable distribution of advertisements among all genuine newspapers. The chief minister further announced that the APNS representatives would be included in the media committee of the provincial government and the APNS would be consulted on all major issues relating to the print media in the province.
APNS President Arif Nizami thanked the chief minister for his announcements. On Sept 19, the APNS executive members visited the Khyber Pass and Toorkhum Border. The delegation was briefed by the Commandant of Khyber Rifles and the political agent.