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Court summons BISP’s former chief, others over graft in issuing ads

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ISLAMABAD: The accountability court of Islamabad on Saturday summoned former chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Farzana Raja, a former press information officer and 17 others over alleged corruption in issuing advertisements without adhering to relevant laws. The administrative judge of the accountability court, Mohammad Bashir, issued summons for the suspects nominated in […]

Facebook bans advertisements of Covid-19 related products

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KARACHI: Facebook has banned advertisements of coronavirus related products on its platform in order to avoid possible manipulations by mischievous elements. “Globally and in Pakistan, we are temporarily banning advertisements and commerce listings, like those on marketplaces, of businesses selling medical face masks mentioning that they are for Covid-19,” said Facebook Public Policy Manager Sarim […]

Ad agencies appeal

Islamabad -The Pakistan Advertising Association has appealed to the Prime Minister Imran Khan against the recently announced procedure for payments. They expressed the fear that this would discredit the dedicated services of the advertising agencies. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had notified an updated procedure for the payment of advertisement bills two days ago. […]

New procedure for release of govt ads, payment: APNS shows concern over notification

KARACHI: The APNS has expressed its reservations on the notification issued by the Ministry of Information on April 3 2020, wherein a new procedure of release of government advertisements and payment of advertisement bills has been notified. Hameed Haroon, President, and Sarmad Ali, Secretary General, APNS, have stated that the mechanism was proposed in the […]

CPNE hails government’s new method of advertisements’ payment

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The Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) has welcomed the notification of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for introducing new payment procedure of the govt advertisements to newspapers, periodicals and TV channels. In a joint statement here on Saturday, CPNE President ArifNizami and Secretary General DrJabbarKhattak said it was a long-standing demand of the CPNE […]

CCP’s orders set principles of fair advertising

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The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP)’s recent enforcement orders against firms engaging in deceptive marketing practices, set key principles of fair advertising, and serve as essential guidelines both for marketers and producers of goods and services. In an order passed against a leading dairy company, which was fined Rs 35 million for deceptive marketing, the […]

PFUJ for impartial ad policy of federal, provincial govts

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has demanded impartial and balanced advertisement policy of the federal and all the provincial governments to ensure freedom of the press and media, says a press release. In a joint statement on Monday, President PFUJ Shehzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi said that policy adopted by […]

APNS slams denial of govt ads to Dawn, Jang groups

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has condemned the move on the part of federal as well as Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments to stop providing advertisements to the Dawn and Jang media groups, terming the act a violation of the principles of press freedom. In a press release, the APNS said its executive […]

Two media groups: APNS condemns government ‘ban’ on advertisements

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The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) strongly flayed the continued “ban” on the advertisements of the federal as well as the Punjab and KPK governments on the Dawn Group and Jang Group and termed this a contravention of freedom of press. “The Executive Committee of the APNS at its meeting held on February 27, 2020 […]

Dawn challenges withholding of ads by federal govt in SHC

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Herald Publications (Pvt) Limited on Thursday filed a petition in the Sindh High Court (SHC) challenging the withholding of advertisements by the federal government from daily Dawn. The petition filed by Advocate Muneer A. Malik on behalf of the PHPL and Hameed Haroon, the CEO of the PHPL, names as respondents the […]

پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن نے میڈیا کی آزادی اور حفاظت کے فیلوشپ پروگرام کے لیے درخواستیں وصول کرنے کا اعلان کردیا۔

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درخواست جمع کرانے کی آخری تاریخ جمعہ،27فروری،2020 پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن (پی پی ایف)نے پاکستان میں میڈیا کی آزادی اور حفاظت   کے فیلو شپ پروگرام کے لیے درخواستیں وصول کرنے کا اعلان کردیا۔ اس فیلو شپ پروگرام کا مقصد آزادی اظہار رائے کو فروغ دینا اور میڈیا کارکنان کو مدد فراہم کرناہے تاکہ وہ میڈیا کی […]

Pakistan Press Foundation issues call for applications for Fellowship program on Media Safety and Impunity

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Last date: Thursday, February 27, 2020 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has issued a call for applications for Fellowship program on Media Safety and Impunity in Pakistan. The fellowship program aims to promote freedom of expression by providing support to media professionals to produce stories related to issues on Media Safety and Impunity. The fellowship programs […]

Advertising recall survey to be conducted during PSL 2020

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Pulse Consultant, a discerning market research firm of Pakistan, has announced its plan to conduct an ad recall survey during HBL Pakistan Super League 2020. The study will collect information from 10 cities across the country comprising 52 percent of national urban population and 85 per cent of Television Audience Measurement. Pakistan Super League (PSL), […]

APNS moot: Sindh government to devise mechanism for early payment of newspapers’ dues: Nasir

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Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah appreciating the positive role of newspapers assured that provincial government would take necessary steps for the promotion and development of media industry. Sindh government would also ensure the payment of arrears on account of its advertisements and their fair distribution to newspapers, he assured. Speaking at a conference […]