Efforts afoot to make advertisement policy more transparent

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Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Monday informed the National Assembly’s committee that efforts were afoot to make the advertisement policy more transparent.

“The ministry has worked out amendments to make the advertisement policy more transparent,” she said during the NA Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting’s meeting, chaired by Javeria Zafar Aheer.

She said the committee would be briefed about the amendments in detail at its next meeting. Marriyum informed the body that the ministry had revived radio commentary on T20 world cup after a gap of 13 years. She said the Film Censor Board of 1979 was being changed drastically.

Film industry was already on zero taxation, she pointed out. Expressing her shock and dismay over the tragic killings of Journalists Arshad Sharif and Sadaf Naeem, she said thorough investigations of the tragic incidents would be conducted and details would be shared with the committee possibly in its next meeting. She regretted that one of the ministers of Punjab government had asked the husband of Sadaf Naeem not to take any legal action of the killing of his wife.

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