Karachi (PR): The Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered Sindh Information Department to negotiate with Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editor (CPNE) for payments of outstanding dues must be paid before 30th October with the compliance report to this Sindh High Court (SHC).
This was directed by tow members division bench, comprising of Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Faisal Agha while hearing the contempt of court petition filed by Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editor (CPNE) against non-compliance of Court order dated 30-05-2019, regarding payment of outstanding dues to media houses. Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editor (CPNE) Secretary General Dr. Jabbar Khattak appraised the court that partial payments had been made so far but huge amount of advertisements issued directly as well as through adverting agencies was still outstanding.
Director (advertisement) Sindh Information Department Zulfiqar Ali Shah assured in reply that reaming payments would be made very soon. Sindh High Court (SHC) orderd director advertisement to liason meetings with Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editor (CPNE) for resolving the issue and ensure the payment of dues before next hearing.
Reconcile payment details with Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editor (CPNE) and clear dues accordingly followed by submission of compliance report on 30th October Sindh High Court (SHC) further directed. Senior editors, Journalists and media workers were present during the hearing in large number; while advocate Ghulam Muhammad Dars pleaded the petition in the absence of Rafiq Kalwar advocate.