Digital policy finalises for all newspapers websites: Fawad Chaudhary

Any website activated for six months would be considered eligible for advertisements

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Digital policy finalizes for all newspapers websites: Fawad Chaudhary

News Desk : 

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhary has said that the federal government has finalized a digital policy for all newspapers’ websites. This was one of the long-standing demands of the journalist community across the country.

The Minister expressed condolence over the demise of Muhammad Arif Nizami, the President Council of Pakistan Newspapers Society (CPNE) on Friday.

Under the policy, the federal government would allocate Rs.  1 billion grant for the websites, Sohail Khan, the Principal Information Officer (PIO) informed on the occasion.

According to the information minister, along with the national newspapers, the regional and local newspapers will also be granted a separate quota. “Any news site which is activated for more than six months will be considered eligible for advertisements. Such advertisements will be monitored through a cyber wing,” he added.

Along with the senior vice president CPNE Kazam Khan, provincial presidents Arshad Arif and Ayaz Khan expressed their gratitude before the federal minister over his efforts for the approval of the digital policy.

In June, Fawad had assured a delegation of newspaper editors that an authority to regulate the electronic, print, and social media would be set up only after taking the input from all stakeholders.

“All media organizations have been sent the concept paper of the authority which the government plans to set up,” he added.

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