PTI government released Rs 1.2 billion to media houses

PTI government released Rs 1.2 billion to media houses

ISLAMABAD - PTI government has released Rs 1.2 billion outstanding dues to media houses.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that the Ministry of Information has no dues remaining in term of advertisement as the government has released 1.2 billion rupees to media outlets in last nine months.

While briefing the Senate Standing Committee for Information and Broadcasting here on Thursday, Firdous Ashiq Awan said, “Although, we are not responsible for the ads that were broadcasted and published against us.”

Prime Minister has instructed to release the payments of those ads too, she added.

Dr Firdous further stated that the federal government is going to clear other dues to media outlets and an agreement was made with media outlets for the process of clearance.

She said that Punjab province is due to pay dues of Rs570 million to print and electronic media, whereas, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is due to pay Rs100 million. “Private companies pay off 85 per cent share of the advertisements while the government’s part is up to 10-15 per cent,” she maintained.