‘Content committee’ formed to oversee govt advertisements

Published: September 25, 2018
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No advertisements would be released to print, electronic media without prior approval of the watchdog. PHOTO: FILE

No advertisements would be released to print, electronic media without prior approval of the watchdog. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government on Tuesday constituted a ‘Content Committee’ that would approve advertisements for print and electronic media.

The newly-formed body will work as a watchdog to see that no advertisement should be released to print or electronic media by the provincial or federal government without prior approval of this committee.

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The Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage has issued a notification signed by Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Husain, who will head the committee.

According to the notification, the committee, comprising information ministers of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Balochistan , as well as Special Assistant to the PM on media Iftikhar Durrani and Senator Faisal Javed, has been constituted on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s directives.

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