APNS calls on authorities to overview media insurance policies – Journal
KARACHI: Whereas expressing grave concern on the devastating results of federal and provincial authorities media insurance policies on the publications of members of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society, particularly the smaller and regional publications, the AFNS warned authorities that if insurance policies aren’t reviewed in session with stakeholders, many publications must stop operations, leading to widespread unemployment of journalists and media professionals.
The APNS govt committee, in a gathering chaired by its chairman Hameed Haroon, reviewed the state of the print media within the nation and famous that the Press Info Division (PID) and Punjab’s and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s info departments below the brand new coverage had been empowered to pick media for presidency promoting, thereby depriving shoppers of their rights to decide on the respective media for ads. Subsequently, sponsorship departments lowered promoting, believing that their promoting was given to principally unknown newspapers.
Warns of publication closure, large-scale unemployment of media staff
Members of the manager committee complained that within the distribution of ads, real publications have been ignored, which was evident from the announcement that the Ministry of Info launched on March 7, because it was launched in 143 APNS members and 112 non-APNS principally non-existent publications, in accordance with a press launch issued by APNS Government Director Dr Tanvir A. Tahir.
Droop clients, all authorities promoting
The APNS committee additionally took be aware of the adverse affect of the slowness of the cost course of for presidency newspaper ads because of the new coverage which resulted in an acute liquidity disaster for member publications which wanted to be addressed in precedence by federal and provincial governments. . If the scenario doesn’t change, the committee stated, the APNS would droop consumer sponsors who had not made funds towards their adverts and, as a second step, would think about suspending all authorities promoting.
The chief physique assembly, in one other decision, famous that the Punjab’s DGPR had lowered the quantity of ads and stopped funds because of the new coverage, specifically, the cost towards SPL ads had utterly stopped. Members urged the federal government of Punjab to revive the pre-political cost mechanism with out additional delay.
Within the meantime, the annual report for the final two years in addition to the audit report for the years 2019-2020 have been adopted on the assembly. The chief committee additionally determined to carry its common council on March 24 in Karachi.
The chief committee assembly was additionally attended by APNS Secretary Common Sarmad Ali, Vice President Mumtaz A. Tahir (by way of video hyperlink), Co-Secretary Syed Mohammad Munir Jilani, Finance Secretary Shahab Zuberi, Mehtab Khan, Fauzia Shaheen, Najamuddin Sheikh, Kazi Asad Abid, Syed Akbar Tahir, Faisal Shahjehan, Javed Mehr Shamsi, Aslam Leghari, Mohammad Manzoor Rana, Mushtaq Ahmed Qureshi, Faisal Zahid Malik, Dr Waqar Yousuf Azeul Ali Khan, Humayhn , Riaz Ahmed Mansuri and Mohammad Saleem. Syed Sajjad Bokhari, Waseem Ahmed, Hamayun Tariq, Ansar Mahmood Bhatti, Syed Ayaz Badshah, Sardar Khan Niazi, Rukhsana Saulat Saleemi, Umer Mujib Shami, Jamil Athar and Prof. SB Hasan additionally participated within the Zoom assembly.
Naz Afreen Saigal Lakhani of the every day Daybreak was current as a particular observer.
Posted in Daybreak on March 13, 2021