Karachi: Please creed the following news item and oblige. “The APNS has strongly flayed the advertisement malpractices prevailing in the Sindh Information Department which have aggravated during the present setup”, stated a press release of the APNS.
The APNS Medium – Sized Metropolitan Publications Committee at its meeting chaired by its Convener, Ms. Qudsia K. Khan has deplored the practices of corruption and kick backs in the release of provincial government advertisements and noted with concern that the advertisements to ghost publications which are either being released on greasing the palms of top officials or owned / patronized by the public representatives belonging to the ruling party.
The members noted that some newspapers which are known for their affiliations to the leadership of ruling party were being released thousands of centimetres every month whereas the long standing genuine publications were completely ignored despite various representations.
The members also observed that the same malpractices are being applied in the release of payments whereas the dues of genuine publications for many years are outstanding. The members also noted that some favourite publications have been paid in advance against advertisements to be released in the future.
The members attending the Committee have urged upon the Chief Minister Sindh to take notice of the affairs at Sindh Information Department as it would badly affect the APNS and provincial government relations which have otherwise been very cordial in the past.
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