Punjab Advertisement Policy 2012 amendment bill reviewed

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Secretary Information & Culture and Excise & Taxation departments Asif Bilal Lodhi chaired an important meeting to review the Amendment Bill 2020 of Punjab Advertisement Policy, 2012 at the excise department, on Saturday.

Additional Secretary (I&C) Nazia Jabeen, Director General Public Relations Department Rao Parvez Akhtar, Director (Advertisement) Kiran Fazal Butt and Deputy Director (Finance) of DGPR Department Haseeb Zaidi were present.

The meeting reviewed the causes for the delay in the implementation of the advertising policy’s amendment bill 2020. Secretary I&C were informed about the concerns of regional newspapers while giving a briefing on the obstacles in the implementation of the amended policy. The meeting also contemplated the reservations of the finance department on the recommendations of special allowance for the DGPR Department. The recommendations from PILAC were discussed as well.

The I&C Secretary Bilal Lodhi said that policies are made to solve the problems of stakeholders and not to create difficulties. Protecting the rights of regional newspapers is the department’s responsibility, which we are well aware of, he stated.