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PBA thanks govt for clearing two-year dues

These payments will help PBA members to clear some of their liabilities

By Our Correspondent
April 16, 2024
Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif speaks to a delegation of the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) at Prime Minister House on March 25, 2024. — Facebook/Government of Pakistan
 Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif speaks to a delegation of the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) at Prime Minister House on March 25, 2024. — Facebook/Government of Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) on Monday thanked Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Information Minister Ataullah Tarar and his team for clearing the outstanding electronic media dues of Ministry of Information pertaining to the last 2 years.

The PBA statement further stated that had it not been the personal efforts of Mr Tarar, the dues that were owed by the federal government since 2022, could not have been paid in such a short period of time.

These payments will help PBA members to clear some of their liabilities, which includes prioritising workers’ salaries. The statement added that PBA hopes that the federal information minister will also put in his best efforts to clear the previous dues dating prior to 2022.

In the statement PBA hoped that the Punjab government will also fulfill its commitment to clear the overdue electronic media bills of approximately Rs3 billion. The statement further thanked the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Information Minister Sherjeel Memon for taking a personal interest in clearing a substantial amount of electronic media dues. PBA looks forward to closely working with Sherjeel Memon for the progress and development of media in the province.