Press Information

Functions

Maintain liaison with print and electronic media to ensure wide publicity by releasing handouts and clarifying Government’s point of view on all controversial issues by issuing clarifications contradictions/ rebuttals.

Arrange Press briefings by various Administrative Departments /offices, News Conferences and Interviews of Senior Government officers regularly to shed light on developmental activities, efforts to improve law and order, various campaigns launched by the Government and issues of interest of the general public.

Article writing in newspaper / periodicals to highlight Government policies.

Liaison with Journalists of Print and Electronic media.

Arrange inter-provincial, inter-regional and inter-district tours of Journalists/ media men etc.

Introduction

Directorate of Press Information manages publicity of the Governor Sindh, Chief Minister Sindh, Provincial Minister, Special Assistant to Chief Minister Sindh, Coordinators of Chief Minister Sindh, Chief Secretary Sindh, Inspector General of Police Sindh and image building of the activities of Sindh Governmentand its top functionaries. This Directorate is responsible for the coverage of endeavours of government by posting Public Relations Officers with Ministers, Advisors and department as well. It also maintains close liaison with mediamen and facilitate them in performance of their journalistic duties.

During Assembly Session, Press Conferences, Press Briefings and government functions/events.

It is also issues accreditation cards to media en after verifications from their respective organizations.

Mirpurkhas Division is working on four districts i.e. Umerkot, Sanghar, Mirpurkhas and Tharparkar, which consisting on desert areas.

The aims and objective of this Directorate is do project the policies and achievement of Government through media in positive senses. Besides this Directorate also making coverage of the VVIPs, Sindh Ministers, Provincial Secretaries, Divisional Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners of the Districts.

It is further added that Press Clippings of coverage and public demands are being regularly sent to the commissioner as well as concerned department’s Heads. The detail of Handouts and Pictures issued from this Directorate and its District Offices is as under: (Jan to March 2014).

Name of District No. of Handouts Issued No. of Pictures Issued
Mirpurkhas 60 54 Set
Sanghar 55 31 Set
Umerkot 25 30 Set
Tharparker 97 50 Set