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Media associations reject minister`s tweet about revenues

KARACHl: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) and the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) have taken serious notice of Information Minister Fawad Chaudhary`s tweet about media revenues and dismissed figures quoted by him as baseless and completely incorrect.

In a joint statement issued here on Tuesday, the media associations claimed that the original source has also clarified that the figures were printed erroneously due to a technical error. The joint statement called the information minister`s tweet a classic example of fake news and an attempt to create a divide between media houses and workers.

It went on to specifically point out how the minister himself is spreading false news. The minister has only exposed his own ignorance about the matter and also how ill-informed his ministry is, the statement said. The statement also demanded that the minister withdraw his tweet immediately.-Staff Reporter