Staff Reporter Peshawar
The APNS has expressed its thanks to the Goverment of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa for acceding to APNS demand and withdrawing the notification of delisting some publications from the provincial media list.
Sarmad Ali President and Ms Nazafreen Saigol Lakhani Secretary General of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society have stated that the Information Department of the provincial government had contemplated to delist 67 newspapers from the provincial media list on some technical or procedural grounds.
The APNS approached Arshad Khan Secretary Information and Imdadullah Khan DG Public Relations to review the arbitrary decision as during the Covid pandemic the publications facing acute crisis and hardships cannot be expected to comply with the procedural and codal requirements. The APNS had requested the KP Government to consult the APNS and review this decision.
The APNS office bearers thanked the Government of KP for conceding to the APNS request. In particular they appreciated Secretary Information and DG Public Relations of the KP government for their support and cooperation in resolving the issue in the interest of the print media in the province.
They also appeciated Syed Haroon Shah, Chairman APNS KP committee, for his successful efforts in helping the newspaper industry in the province.