Development of media, govt’s top precedence: Secy Info
ISLAMABAD, May 4 (APP):Federal Secretary for Information and Broadcasting Sohail Ali Khan on Thursday stated that the advance of media was once the main precedence of the federal government which have been taking tangible movements for resolving its problems.
The ministry was once cognizant of the problems confronted by means of the media trade, he stated all through a gathering with a delegation of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) led by means of its founding President Khushnood Ali Khan.
The delegation integrated CPNE Convener Mumtaz Hussain Bhatti (Editor Roznama Din), Syed Tabasum Shah (Editor Roznama Sada-i-Such), Aqeel Tareen (Editor Roznama Ghazanvi), Zahid Farooq Malik (Roznama Metro Watch), Hassan Waqar (Editor Roznama Jahan) and others.
The delegation felicitated Sohail Ali Khan on assuming the price of the Secretary Information and Broadcasting.
During the assembly, CPNE Convener Mumtaz Hussain Bhatti knowledgeable the secretary in regards to the demanding situations confronted by means of the media trade because of inflation.
He advised the federal government to extend the amount and charges of ads.
The delegation identified that the centralized media coverage offered by means of the Imran led executive had significantly impacted the media trade. The new coverage resulted into a discount within the exposure budgets of the federal government departments.
The delegation additionally apprised the guidelines secretary that OGDCL and a few different establishments at once launched the ads as an alternative of the usage of the channel of the Press Information Department.
Furthermore, the representatives of CPNE advised the secretary to verify distribution of the ads judiciously.
The secretary data confident the delegation that the ministry would proceed to behave as bridge between executive and the media trade below the management of the Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb.
“Every possible effort will be made to increase the volume and rates of advertisements to steer the media industry out of crisis,” he resolved.
A committee has additionally been shaped to unravel the issues confronted by means of the print media. The frame was once headed by means of Principal Information Officer Mubashir Hassan and comprised of Mumtaz Hussain Bhatti and Syed Tabasim Abbas Shah and others.
Source: Thug Maza