ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Prevention Committee on Press Information Department (PID) constituted by Chairman NAB was held here Tuesday and discussed measures for improving advertisement release system.
Acting Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Muhammad Imtiaz Tajwar, who is President of Prevention Committee on PID chaired the meeting which was formed under section 33C of NAO 1999 to eradicate corruption and corrupt practices from the country, said a NAB press statement issued here Tuesday.
Director General (A&P), NAB, Vice President of Prevention Committee along with representatives from PID, ABC, PTV, PEMRA, APNS and advertising agencies attended the meeting.
The representative of PID gave presentation on initiative taken in streamlining Advertisement System.
A threadbare discussion was held for further improvement as well as suggested various measures for curbing corruption in the public sector advertisement release system, if any.
In addition, the role of PID, ABC and other stakeholders was also discussed.
The weaknesses in the system were also identified and input and suggestions were shared by all the members of the Prevention Committee to revamp existing PID advertisement release system as well as ABC system into a more transparent one.
The President of the Committee desired to involve Secretary, Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Pakistan Broadcasting Association (PBA) and its representatives in subsequent meeting to devise a consolidated and comprehensive system.
Such a system would be put in place by Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage and its attached department including ABC in line with the directions of Supreme Court, the committee observed and decided to have a detailed presentation from Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in the next meeting on current status of implementation of the judgment of Supreme Court.
It is pertinent to mention that NAB under section 33C of NAO has mandate to carry out the state functions for reformation and elimination of corruption and corrupt practices from government departments.
After finalization of recommendations by all stakeholders, NAB will forward the recommendations to Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for implementation as per law.