Pakistan government spent Rs.3 bn on print ads

Islamabad: The Pakistani government
spent over Rs.3 billion on advertisments in various newspapers and
periodicals from July to November, a minister said.


Minister for
Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan said Thursday that
Rs.3,092,043,836 has been paid to various newspapers and periodicals as
advertisement charges, Associated Press of Pakistan reported.


She
said said the payment of advertisement bills are made by the sponsoring
department through their appointed advertising agencies. The
advertisement agencies are required to arrange the payments to the
newspapers within 90 days of the publication of an advertisement, she
added.

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