Govt has no policy of providing advertisements to social media journalists: Shahadat Awan

The State Minister of Law and Justice, Shahadat Awan, stated yesterday that there are no plans to serve social media journalists with advertisements. Responding to a follow-up question from Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Faisal Saleem Rehman, the state minister stated that the delivery of government advertisements to media outlets was regulated by the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority and the Sindh Public Procurement Regulatory Authority.

The minister of state stated that social media was not covered by the aforementioned regulations, adding that if senators envisioned a comprehensive strategy, it should be addressed so that ideas can be forwarded to the relevant authorities.

Govt has no policy of serving advertisements to journalists on social media: Shahadat Awan

Senator Mushtaq Ahmed of Jamaat-e-Islami underlined the importance of the media in public life and advocated the production of cultural programs to protect the people from ‘foreign cultural invasion’. He recalled the past and cited Pakistan Television (PTV) shows as an example of how the culture of all sectors of society had a positive impact on individuals’ lives.

Shahadat Awan said there were 68 channels in the country. “There are private television stations that broadcast programs in the local languages ​​and spread the culture around the world,” he explained.

Fida Muhammad Khan of the PTI recommended that Pakistan Radio meet international standards as it was falling behind. Shahadat Awan stated that steps were being taken to improve Radio Pakistan’s nationwide broadcasting.

In a written response to Senator Mushtaq’s fundamental question, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting stated that under Clause 14(6) of the Electronic Media (Programs and Advertising) Code of Conduct 2015, advertisements for lottery, gambling or betting prohibited under the Penal Code of Pakistan (Act XLV of 1860) or any other law in force may not be broadcast.

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