APNS urges governments to speed up payments to print media companies – Pakistan IG News

Karachi: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) Executive Committee held its meeting under the chairmanship of its President Sarmad Ali on 23rd August 2022 at APNS House, Karachi.

Executive Committee members reported that due to late payments from the federal and provincial governments, member publications were facing serious financial difficulties. The committee called on the federal and provincial governments to speed up payments to print media so that newspapers can meet their expenses.

Executive Committee members agreed that a press campaign should be launched to highlight the importance of print media. The Executive Committee expressed concern over the devastation caused by the recent floods and heavy rains and sympathized with the people of Balochistan, Sindh and South Punjab. The Executive Committee asked member publications to educate the national press about the plight of the affected floods.

The Executive Committee adopted the Publicity Committee’s report on the applications of various advertising agencies and granted provisional recognition to M/s. Marshmallow Advertising (Pvt) Ltd., Lahore, M/s. FOCUS 360 MARKETING (PVT) LTD, Rawalpindi, M/s. Spot on Associates, Karachi and M/s. CommerceLens (Pvt) Ltd., Karachi. M/s replenishment request. Linkers Communications (Pvt) Limited, Islamabad has also been approved.

The meeting was attended by: Sarmad Ali, President, Shahab Juberi, Vice President, Nazafarin Saigol Lakhani, Secretary General, Bilal Farooqui (Daily Agaz), Fauzia Shaheen (Monthly Dastak), Najmuddin Sheikh (Daily Deenat), Muhammad Waqaruddin (Daily World) ), Bilal Mahmood (Weekly Family), Muhammad Yunus Mehr (Daily Bustle), Qazi Asad Abid (Daily Ibrat), Syed Akbar Tahir (Daily Jasrat), Muhammad Manzoor Rana (Daily Mashrik, Quetta), Zahida Abbasi (Daily Nau Sizz), Salman Qureshi (Monthly Naya Digest), Mubashir Mir (Daily Pakistan, Lahore), Faisal Zahid Malik (Pakistan Observer) and Dr. Waqar Yusuf Azimi (Monthly Rouhani Digest).

Participating in the Zoom meeting: Irfan Athar (Daily Business), Mohsin Bilal, Co-Secretary, Muhammad Awais Khushnood, Finance Secretary, Mumtaz A. Tahir (Daily Aftab), Waseem Ahmed (Daily Awam, Quetta), Ansar Mahmood Bhatti (Monthly Center Line), Imtinen Shahid (Daily Khabareen) and Rukhsana Soulat Salimi (Weekly Nikhar).

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