CHIEF MINISTER BALOCHISTAN MIR ABDUL QUDDUS BIZENJO

CHIEF MINISTER BALOCHISTAN MIR ABDUL QUDDUS BIZENJO

Minister

Muhammad Hamza Shafqaat

Muhammad Hamza Shafqaat

Secretary

 

ABOUT DEPARTMENT/ INTRODUCTION

 DGPR Baluchistan is principal media communication wing of GOB to ensure prompt publication of information about government’s long term and short-term projects and Plans, public policies and initiatives.

Directorate of Public Relations was established in 1971 and remained part of S&GAD, Home and IT Departments till 2010. Information Department was established as Administrative Department in 2008.

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Vision

A well Informed and Educated Baluchistan.

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Mission

Prompt publication of authentic information regarding policies and activities of GOB to general public through rich print, electronic and social media.

OBJECTIVES

The Directorate of Public Relations Baluchistan’s sole objective is catering publicity needs of the Provincial Government in Print, Electronic and social Media, with aim to educate and to aware general public about Government’s initiatives/policies and activities undertaken for the public welfare.

SERVICES FOR GENERAL PUBLIC

Aware the general public regarding government initiatives, decisions, and development schemes through Special Supplement, Displays, Articles, TVC.

  • Feedback Services
  • Press Clipping (informs higher authorities about public grievances)
  • Release of public sector advertisements.

Departmental Functions

  • To coordinate with various department on account of projection of achievements of the Government through print and electronic media.
  • Publicity and projection of Government policies.
  • Close liaison with Print and Electronic Media.
  • Production and distribution of films and documentaries of general or educational interest in consultation with the Government Departments.
  • To deal with the service matters of the department.
  • Supervision of Directorate of Public Relations.
  • News and Photographic coverage of Governments activities/events/visits of VVIPs.
  • Release of Government Advertisement to newspapers/periodicals.
  • To facilitate journalists.
  • Coordination with District Administration in issuance of declaration and maintenance of necessary record of newspapers/periodicals

Details of Attached departments with complete address and contact details 

DIRECTORATE GENERAL PUBLIC RELATIONS BALOCHISTAN, QUETTA.

RAMZAY ROAD QUETTA.

9202548, 920161, 9203718

 

Total Newspapers 325

On CML Without CML
Dailies 127 26
Weeklies 42 20
Fortnightly 09 08
Monthlies 89 04
Total: 267 58

Advertisement Policy

  • Advertisement cannot be claimed as of right.
  • The newspapers/periodicals must be borne on the Central Media List (CML) maintained by the Government of Pakistan Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC).
  • Definition of Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC):
  • Audit Bureau of Circulation is a Federal Government Department which works under the Federal Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. Its basic functions are to get audit those newspapers who after three months continued publication applies for Government Advertisement, according to its rules and procedure (details whereof are not provided to the Provinces). Thereafter the Audit Bureau after ascertaining the required criteria gave audit figures of the newspapers on daily basis. In this behalf the owner of the newspaper has to provide bills of the printing press and other codal formalities for audit of his newspaper.
  • After completion of the process, Audit Bureau issues ABC Certificate to the newspaper. After obtaining ABC Certificate which expires after two years, the owner applies for advertisement rates per single column centimeter from Press Information Department Government of Pakistan, Quetta. The Press Information Department after going through process in which opinion of the Provincial Government is also obtained for brining the newspaper on Central Media List. After that the newspaper becomes entitle for Federal and Provincial Governments advertisements.”
  • The circulation figures of the newspapers/ periodicals must be verified by the ABC on yearly basis. The Advertisements shall be released only on the basis of audited circulation figures.
  • Only those newspapers and periodicals will be eligible to receive government advertisements, which get their circulation figures audited regularly.
  • The newspapers and periodicals claiming advertisements must have completed two years of regular publication.
  • Area of influence of the newspaper.
  • Specific requirement of sponsoring Department, if any, will be entertained but such requirement must be for larger circulated newspapers.
  • Tender notice up to Rs.1 lac shall be inserted in two newspapers. However, circulation and area of influence would be given priority.
  • Tender notices up to Rs.5 lacs shall be inserted in four newspapers including one periodical.
  • Tender notices above Rs.5 lacs shall be inserted in six newspapers including two periodicals.
  • Advertisements of vacancies of B-15 and below posts shall be inserted in three daily newspapers. Area of influence gets priority in all cases.
  • Advertisement of vacancies of B-16 and above posts shall be inserted in five newspapers including one periodicals. Area of influence gets priority in all cases.
  • Specific requirement of sponsoring Department, if any, will be entertained but such requirement must be for larger circulated newspapers.
  • Tender notice up to Rs.1 lac shall be inserted in two newspapers. However, circulation and area of influence would be given priority.
  • Tender notices up to Rs.5 lacs shall be inserted in four newspapers including one periodical.
S.No Designation Office. Inter-com Mobile
01. Secretary 9201599 6093
02. Deputy Secretary 9203366
03. S.O
(General)
9201172 03003822853
04. S.O (Information) 9203370 03132153700
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S.O

(Budget)

03337804986
ONGOING SCHEMES OF INFORMATION SECTOR (PSDP 2022-23)
Project
Status
PSDP No. /
Project ID
Project Name Cost Exp. Jun 22 Alloc: 2022-23 Auth: P&D Release
FD
Thr: Fwd Remarks
Ongoing 2526 Z2020.1750 ESTABLISHMENT OF FM RADIO & CONST: OF STUDIOS AT DGPR QUETTA. 40.000 0.000 20.000     20.000 Revised PC-I under process
Ongoing 2627 Z2020.1751 CONSTRUCTION OF DIVISIONAL INFORMATION DIRECTORATE AT SIBI. 22.500 13.750 8.750 8.750 8.750 0.000 Work in progress
Ongoing 2528 Z2021.1209 ESTABISHMENT OF FM RADIO AND CONSTRUCTION OF STUDIOS TURBAT 40.000 0.000 20.000     20.000 PC-I is under Process.
Ongoing 2529 Z2021.1210 CONSTRUCTION OF DIVISIONAL INFORMATION OFFICE AT TURBAT & LORALAI 45.000 0.000 20.000     25.000 C&W department have been requested for preparation of PC-I
Ongoing 2530 Z2021.1211 CONST OF MEDIA TOWN IN QUETTA 300.000 40.000 60.000     200.000 The matter was under trial in civil court, the stay order has been vacated recently. The work is in progress.
Ongoing 2531 Z2021.1927 CONSTRUCTION OF PRESS CLUB BUILDING AT GWADAR 70.000 0.000 20.000     50.000 Funds withdrawn vide finance department letter No. FD(S-Dev-II)3-8/202-5070-80 Dated 6th June 2022.

NEW SCHEMES OF INFORMATION SECTOR (PSDP 2022-23)

S No PSDP NO Project ID Name of Scheme Estimated Cost Funds Released Exp: Upto June 2022

Allocation

2022-23

Fin:
Progress
Physical Progress Throw Forward Remarks

GoB/

FPA

Total

GoB/

FPA

Total

GOB/

FPA

Total
1 2532 Z2022.2423 Naseerabad Construction of Conference Hall at Dera Murad Jamali District Naseerabad 20.000 20.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 10.00 10.000 0% 0% 10.000 The Deputy Commissioner Naseerabad has been requested for identification of land for scheme vide this Office letter No. 1272-79/DPR/Admn:/2022-23 dated 1st August, 2022
2 2533 Z2022.0390 Musa Khail Const: of Building for Press Club Building: Saddar Bazar Musakhel 10.00 10.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 10.00 10.00 0% 0% 0.000 The Deputy Commissioner Musakhail has been requested for identification of land for scheme vide this Office letter No. 1280-87/DPR/Admn:/2022-23 dated 1st August, 2022
        30.000 30.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 2892.907 2892.907     10.000