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CCP Warns Social Media Influencers About Deceptive Marketing Practices

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The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has issued a warning to social media influencers, urging them to avoid deceptive marketing practices. The CCP issued a statement on March 6 , noting that it has observed an increase in deceptive marketing practices on social media platforms and that influencers are often involved in promoting products without disclosing […]


ECP directs PEMRA to issue warning to two private channels for code violation

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ISLAMABAD, Feb 08 (APP): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to issue a warning to two private channels for not following the commission’s code of conduct for the media. The commission has written a letter to PEMRA, urging it to caution the two channels for […]


RDA seeks halt to illegal projects’ marketing

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RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) has sent letters to various institutions including the State Bank of Pakistan, urging them to halt the advertisement of illegal housing schemes on social media platforms. Other institutions include the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the FIA Cybercrime Wing, Overseas Pakistanis Foundation, Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL), district collector, […]


Meeting with APNS team: PM directs ministry to ensure ad dues payment

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ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on Thursday urged the media to play its role for creating public awareness on the outcomes of the government’s initiatives like drive against smuggling and power theft and its benefits for the common man. The prime minister, in a meeting with a delegation of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society, […]


Contempt notices issued to Pemra chief, actors

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BAHAWALPUR: The Lahore High Court Bahawalpur bench has issued contempt notices to the PEMRA chairman, a paint company owner and artistes for playing the role of a judge and lawyers in an advertisement video. Lahore High Court Bahawalpur Bench Justice Anwarul Haq Pannu heard the contempt of court petition filed by Chaudhry Dilshad Ahmad, according […]


Rs9.6b ads released to media outlets

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information was told on Wednesday that the government released advertisements worth Rs 9.6 billion to the media during the last one-and-a-half year. The committee meeting was presided over by Senator Fauzia Arshad. The meeting saw participation from the Information Secretary and the Director-General of Radio Pakistan, who briefed the […]


Outgoing government announces 35pc increase in advertisements rates on APNS demandSource: Pakistan Observer

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ISLAMABAD – The outgoing government of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) has announced a 35pc increase in government advertisement rates for newspapers, and periodicals, in a fresh breath of air for print media, which is facing hard times. All Pakistan Newspapers Society APNS, the leading organization of major Pakistani newspapers, expressed gratitude to Prime Minister […]


FBR Clarifies Sales Tax Collection Mechanism on Advertisements

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  The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has legally clarified the sales tax collection mechanism between federations and provinces on the services of advertisements on TV, cable TV, website or webpage or internet, radio, closed-circuit TV, TV broadcast through satellites, still media including billboards, sign boards, digital boards and advertisement on cinema screens. Under the […]


Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Clarifies Sales Tax Collection Mechanism on Advertisements

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The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has legally clarified the sales tax collection mechanism between federations and provinces on the services of advertisements on TV, cable TV, website or webpage or internet, radio, closed-circuit TV, TV broadcast through satellites, still media including billboards, sign boards, digital boards and advertisement on cinema screens. Under the Islamabad […]


Controversy Surrounds National Bank of Pakistan’s Selection Process for Advertising Agencies

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  The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) is facing a backlash as serious concerns have been raised . An integrated marketing communication company, headquartered out of Karachi, has raised alarm bells after not being selected for the advertising contract, despite fulfilling all requirements and submitting a proposal. A letter was submitted to the NBP titled, […]


Controversy Surrounds National Bank of Pakistan’s Selection Process for Advertising Agencies

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The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) is facing a backlash as serious concerns have been raised . An integrated marketing communication company, headquartered out of Karachi, has raised alarm bells after not being selected for the advertising contract, despite fulfilling all requirements and submitting a proposal. A letter was submitted to the NBP titled, ‘Concerns […]


Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) takes notice of advertisements by Sindh government during LG polls

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KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) took notice of the advertisement running on media by the Sindh government during LG polls in Karachi and Hyderabad today. The ECP has contacted Chief Secretary Sindh and Chairman PEMRA in this regard and termed the running of the advertisement as a violation of the code of conduct. […]


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) writes to Pemra against hateful advertisement campaign against their long march

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The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has written a letter to PEMRA against the government’s ‘hateful advertisement campaign’ on media channels amid their long march, ARY News reported. According to details, PTI has urged the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to take action against the hateful advertisement campaign against their long march. The letter read that […]


Pakistan Telecommunication Authority bans ads of illegal housing societies

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) here on Thursday advised societies operating without proper No Object Certificate (NOC) to refrain from advertising the illegitimate business on social media platforms. According to a press release, PTA has been approached by Lahore Development Authority (LDA) pursuant to the direction issued by Lahore High Court in a writ petition […]