The government has extended until March 31 next the deadline for the registration of online news portals, agencies report. “The deadline has been extended following the requests of journalists,” said a handout on Monday. It said the registration form can be submitted to the Press Information Department (PID) until March 31.
The previous deadline in this connection expired February 29. The government has initiated a registration process for online newspapers, aiming to ensure various government facilities for those and also check yellow journalism.
The registration form and the specimen of the certificate are available on the PID website. The PID will issue the registration of the online newspaper concerned after scrutinising the documents.