Newspaper industry suffers due to lack of paper

PESHAWAR: In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, like the rest of the country, newspaper companies are shutting down or reducing pages due to shortage of paper.

Moreover, other print industries are also struggling after the supply of papers have been cut off due to Russia-Ukraine war.

The All Pakistan Newspapers Society KP President Pir Haroon Shah said that due to the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, the supply of paper to Pakistan was cut off. Shah said newspapers across the province are facing through a very difficult situation.

Pakistan imports paper from Russia and Ukraine, but the ongoing war has disrupted global supply.

Shah said that in order to solve all the problems, the APNS delegation has informed the Federal Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb, who has also assured to address the issue and abolish the 5% sales tax on paper.

He furthered that a meeting with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will be held soon to inform him about the difficulties being faced by the print industry.

Haroon further said that because of paper shortage, the pages and circulation of newspapers have reduced. At present, there are more than 100 newspapers registered on the KP Media List, which are facing all these difficulties.

Aziz Buneri
Aziz Buneri
Author is a senior journalist and working in the field of journalism since 2004. He covers Financial, Social, Political and regional issues for Pakistan today and Profit. He can reached at [email protected]
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