Publications of CPNE members to be registered underneath digital coverage by default: Fawad


Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday introduced that every one publications, that are members of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), could be registered underneath the brand new Digital Media Policy by default.

The data minister revealed the federal authorities’s choice when a delegation of CPNE, led by President Kazam Khan, referred to as on Fawad and Minister of State for Information Farrukh Habib.

The CPNE delegation apprised the federal government representatives of its issues concerning the new digital coverage, together with the truthful distribution of commercials and points going through regional newspapers.

“If any media organisation wants to move towards transformation, it will be given full support,” stated Fawad. “Will promote links between information ministry officials and media outlets.”

The data minister added that the position of CPNE in defending the rights of journalists is unforgettable and strengthening regional press would profit the nation.

“After the 18th amendment, regional newspapers are a provincial subject, money is transferred from the federation to the provinces whereas regional newspapers are not getting the facilities they deserve,” he stated. “We [the government] will provide loan facility up to Rs1 million for digitization of newspapers and the Ministry of Information would assist in the process.”

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Fawad added that the significance of regional media, which performs an vital position in highlighting native points, had additionally elevated with the development of stories dissemination expertise.

“When I became the minister of information in 2018, I started the work of digitizing advertisements, and made transparency in the advertising system possible,” he stated. “Press Information Department has started paperless work and soon it will become paperless.”

At current all the promoting system was paperless and all commercials had been digitized, added Fawad.

“Issues like delay in release order have also been resolved. Directly linking PID to AGPR will facilitate payments,” stated Fawad. “Payments for advertisements have not been delayed till April 2020, whereas payments have been made since 2018.”

There are some points relating to purchasers’ funds, the minister added. The authorities would discuss to the purchasers about it.

“Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has approved the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Act 2021 to protect the rights of journalists,” stated Fawad.

Furthermore, Habib added that CPNE was a consultant physique of journalists from everywhere in the nation. “DGPRs are working within the provinces. We will also talk about implementing the formula of 85/15 in the provinces,” he stated.

The CPNE delegation additionally included Senior Vice President Ayaz Khan, Secretary-General Amir Mahmood, Deputy Secretary-General Yousuf Nizami, Vice President Islamabad Sardar Khan Niazi, Joint Secretary (Islamabad) Shakeel Ahmed Turabi, Joint Secretary (Punjab). Tanveer Shaukat, Vice President (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) Dr Hafiz Sanaullah Khan, Joint Secretary (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) Tahir Farooq, Joint Secretary (Sindh) Ghulam Nabi Khan Chandio and different members had been current whereas Principal Information Officer Sohail Ali Khan was additionally current within the assembly.

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