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Govt paying Rs320m in dues to media: Shafqat Jalil

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Federal Secretary for Information and Broadcasting Shafqat Jalil met All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) General Secretary Sarmad Ali in Karachi on Saturday and conveyed his concern over a statement issued by the APNS and Pakistan Broadcasting  Association (PBA) regarding figures pertaining to advertisement dues, which the secretary conveyed are disputed. “Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has […]

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Undermining the media

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The federal government constituted a ‘content committee’ to approve the issuance of government advertisements to the print and electronic media on September 17, 2018. The committee is headed by federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and includes the information ministers of Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister […]

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APNS Sindh body decides to suspend Sindh govt ads

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KARACHI: The Sindh Committee of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society at its meeting held on December 14, 2015, has strongly condemned the inordinate delay by the Sindh Information to clear the long outstanding dues as well as dues relating to 2015 despite clear assurances by the Sindh government and the APNS notice to the Adviser […]

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APNS demands dues, suspends publication of Sindh govt ads

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KARACHI: The Sindh committee of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society has condemned what it has described as inordinate delay by the Sindh Information to clear the long outstanding dues as well as dues relating to 2015 despite clear assurances by the Sindh government and the APNS notice to the Adviser to the Chief Minister on […]

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Useful reports, useless action

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On January 15, 2013, a bench of the honourable Supreme Court (SC) ordered the creation of a commission to conduct research into nine terms of reference (TORs) raised through the filing of several petitions in the SC. The commission had Mr Justice (retd) Nasir Aslam Zahid as the chairman and Senator (retd) Javed Jabbar as […]

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NA body for end to ads on channels showing Indian culture


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ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting underlined on Thursday the need for taking solid steps to improve role of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to effectively regulate media outlets for achieving national development. The committee was chaired by Belum Hasnain. Its members especially Bushra Rehman was of the view that […]

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All Pakistan Newspapers Society urges government to pay arrears


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FAISALABAD: A meeting of the executive committee of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society has expressed grave concern over the deteriorating financial condition of the newspaper industry because of economic slowdown which has resulted in a drastic fall in the advertising revenue of newspapers. The financial crunch has been exacerbated by the non-payment of bills of […]

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