Govt advertisements will be given to media purely on merit: Fawad

12 Nov, 2018 8:17 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Minister for Informaiton Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said that Prime Minister has directed to clear outstanding dues of the media houses.

He said this while giving details of a meeting held in Islamabad with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair to discuss media related matters.

He said it would help check retrenchment of employees from various media outlets. The issue of outstanding payments of media also came under discussion.

The minister said the meeting decided that from now onwards a transparent advertisement policy will be chalked out to deal with this matter purely on merit basis.

He said PTI government has already abolished censorship on state-run media and now it will abolish the government’s control on the advertisement policy.

Fawad regretted that the previous governments misused advertisement for their own political purposes.

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