DIRECTORATE OF PRESS AT KARACHI

This Directorate deals with NOCs required for declarations of Newspapers / Periodicals and Printing Presses in the Province.

The Directorate monitors / scrutinizes newspapers, periodicals,  journals and also ensures implementation of Press, Newspapers, News Agencies and Books Registration Ordinance, 2002.

Directorate also drafted ‘Right to Information Act-2016’ and got approved from Provincial Assembly of Sindh and its gazette notification issued. Provincial Chief Information Commissioner and Commissioners and focal person also appointed/ nominated by Govt. of Sindh. Secretariat needs to be established soon.

The Directorate prepares Daily Press Summary of English, Urdu and Sindhi newspapers which is placed for perusal of Chief Minister by 8.00 a.m on daily basis.

FUNCTION OF DIRECTORATE OF PRESS

  1. Verify / Cross Check the proposed titles of any newspapers / periodicals / news agency with the consultation / approval of Press Registrar, Press Information Department, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad and Commissioner \ Deputy Commissioner for issuance of NOC in this regard.

  2. Verify the proposed title of Printing Press with the consultation / approval concerned Commissioner / Deputy Commissioner for issuance of NOC in this regard.

  3. Scrutiny of periodicals and then, if require, in case of any objectionable material the same are referred to the Home Department for necessary action.

  4. This Directorate also deal Sub-judice Cases in connection with any dispute arises between two newspapers / owners / Publishers. Mostly over the issue of title.

  5. To maintain record of Printing Presses in Province of Sindh.

  6. Receive gratis copies of newspapers & periodicals to maintain their record and Regularity.

  7. To maintain record of newspapers/periodicals included in the Sindh Media List, then submit report on weekly basis to the Worthy Secretary Information Sindh & Director Information (Advt.) to issue advertisement to the regular newspapers/periodicals.

  8. Issuance of Regularity Certificate to the Publisher for purpose of obtaining ABC Certificate from Press Information Department.

  9. Letter for inclusion in Central Media List issue to Director / Assistant Director (Advts.) Press Information Department, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad. On his request.

  10. To maintain Frequency Report of newspapers / periodicals from Interior of Sindh in order to issuance of Regularity Certificate.

  11. Issuance of NOC for change of Publishership to Commissioner /Deputy Commissioner concerned.

  12. Issuance of change of Keeper ship (Printing Press) to concerned Commissioner / Deputy Commissioner.

  13. Issuance of NOC for change of periodicity of any publication to the Commissioner / Deputy Commissioner concerned.

  14. Issuance of letter to concerned Commissioner / Deputy Commissioner and Home Department for stopping illegal publication.

REGULAR OF NEWSPAPERS / PERIODICALS (LANGUAGE WISE ) OF SINDH PROVINCE

                                                                                      

URDU

SINDHI

ENGLISH

GUJRATI

ARABIC

TOTAL

DAILY

174

116

48

03

--

341

WEEKLY

86

23

14

01

--

124

FORTNIGHTLY

17

04

05

01

--

27

MONTHLY

135

12

37

01

--

185

BI-MONTHLY

01

--

04

--

--

05

QUARTERLY

05

01

02

--

--

08

HALF YEAR

02

--

01

--

--

03

YEARLY

05

--

01

--

--

06

TOTAL:

425

156

112

06

--

699

 

REGULAR NEWSPAPERS / PERIODICALS  (STATION WISE) IN SINDH PROVINCE

STATION

DAILY

WEEKLY

FORTNIGHTLY

MONTHLY

BI-MONTHLY

QUARTERLY

HALF YEARLY

YEARLY

TOTAL

KARACHI

263

91

22

178

05

08

03

06

576

HYDERABAD

41

09

02

05

--

--

--

--

57

SUKKUR

22

03

--

02

--

--

--

--

27

LARKANA

05

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

05

MIRPURKHAS

--

01

--

--

--

--

--

--

01

BADIN

--

03

--

--

--

--

--

--

03

NAWABSHAH

03

--

01

--

--

--

--

--

04

KH.PUR

01

02

02

--

--

--

--

--

05

JACOBABAD

02

13

--

--

--

--

--

--

15

JAMSHORO

01

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

01

TANDO M. KHAN

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

GHOTKI @ M.P.MATELO

02

02

--

--

--

--

--

--

04

DADU

--

--

--

--

--

-

--

--

--

THATTA

01

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

01

TOTAL

341

124

27

185

05

08

03

06

699

 

LIST OF DAILY NEWSPAPERS IN SINDH PROVINCE (REGULAR)

LIST OF REGULAR WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS SINDH PROVINCE

LIST OF REGULAR BI-MONTHLY IN SINDH

LIST OF MONTHLY REGULAR MAGAZINES/JOURNALS IN SINDH PROVINCE

LIST OF REGULAR FORTNIGHTLY MAGAZINES/JOURNALS IN SINDH PROVINCE

LIST OF REGULAR HALF-YEARLY MAGAZINES/JOURNALS IN SINDH

LIST OF REGULAR QUARTERLY MAGAZINES/JOURNALS IN SINDH

LIST OF PRINTING PRESS IN SINDH JANUARY 2002 TO DECEMBER 2008

LIST OF NEWS AGENCIES REGISTERED IN SINDH PROVINCE TILL MAY 2018