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Another ban imposed on advertisements by illegal housing schemes

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Islamabad: The district administration has imposed a ban on advertisements of 140 illegal housing schemes that are operating without getting a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Capital Development Authority (CDA). According to an official notification No. MCI/Administrator-1(1)/(2021) issued by Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat, “MCI has decided to ban within the Capital Territory all […]


Grievances of media outlets against ads allocation to be redressed

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LAHORE: First meeting of Advertisements Complaints Redressal Committee (ACRC) was held here with Director General PID Lahore Shafqat Abbas in the chair. Others who attended the meeting included Deputy General Advertisements Islamabad who was in person whereas the Directors General PID Karachi and Peshawer as well as Director Home Publicity Islamabad attended the meeting through […]


Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad bans advertisements of housing projects having no valid NOC

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ISLAMABAD – The administration of Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) has banned with immediate effect all sorts of advertisements as steamers, boards, banners and others regarding housing societies and projects in the capital city limits which do not reflect valid NOC issued by the Capital Development Authority (CDA). A notification to this effect was issued by […]


Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors asks PML-N to apologise for ‘unfair’ advertisement policy

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The (CPNE) Thursday condemned PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz’s admission with regard to the distribution of advertisements to favourite media houses while ignoring certain media groups, and demanded that the PML-N leadership should tender an apology for its undemocratic and anti-media steps. In a statement, the CPNE demanded that the committee constituted by the government […]


PEMRA bans Power Full Energy Drink TV Commercial

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned TV Power Full Energy Drink TV Commercial on the basis of vulgarity and indecent content. Based on the notification issued by PEMRA to all its licensees, The Power Full Energy Drink TV Commercial content that went against Islamic values, social norms and ethics of Pakistan PEMRA […]


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 […]