AJK P&D’s amended notification unacceptable: AKNS

Islamabad: (Parliament Times) Urging the government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir to reinstate the Information Department’s 13th April notification in its original form, the All Kashmir News Papers Society (AKNS) has said that any kind of amendment in the prior notification was not acceptable to the society.

The AKNS declaration issued here on Wednesday stated that the state media and government of Azad Kashmir have been enjoying good relations over the past one year and despite many hurdles created by some conspirators, media was pursuing the policy of co-ordination and co-operation. The AKNS declaration said that some elements in the government particularly in bureaucratic circles who were already hatching conspiracy to create a rift between media groups and the government have unfortunately succeeded in their sinister design in bringing the two important pillars of the State at loggerheads with each other by issuing a highly controversial notification that negates the true spirit of the previous notification.

The AKNS observed that the State media had appreciated the AJK Prime Minister for issuing 13th April notification and expressed gratitude to prime minister, information minister and his team. They said that since these conspirators came to know that the notification was real cause behind the existing cordial relations between the two (Media groups and the government), they hatched a conspiracy to amend the much anticipated and widely hailed notification just to pit us (the government and the media groups) against each other.

Urging the AJK government to restore and reinstate the previous notification in its original form the AKNS made it clear that any amendment in the Notification won’t be accepted. It may be recalled here that the controversial notification issued by P&D on May 9 2017 said that allocation of 1% development budget that was transferred to department of Information earlier should be presented before P&D for the final approval.

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