About Us

“APNEF is a non-profitable organization to be the indispensable partner of newspapers, largest logistic forum of newspapers, publishers and editors platform. The entire news publishing industry worldwide, particularly our members, in the defense and promotion of press freedom & Government Policies, quality journalism and editorial integrity and the development of prosperous businesses and technology. Today, the primary role of the APNEF is to represent the needs of its members and the public. APNEF is the forum of PUBLISHERS, CHIEF EDITORS, EDITORS & SENIOR COLUMNIST; they are united for true journalism in Pakistan under the umbrella of APNEF. APNEF is largest forum of Pakistan, this forum is voice of Publications & Editors  from Kashmir to Punjab and all over the other country region, which includes all national/Regional &Local newspapers. This forum is serving his members for last many years.”

Our Vision
To be the indispensable partner of newspapers and the entire news publishing industry worldwide, particularly our members, in the defense and promotion of press freedom, quality journalism and editorial integrity and the development of prosperous businesses and technology.

Our Mission
To serve publications and media groups throughout Pakistan with a special emphasize to safeguard the interests of regional newspapers to bring them to the mainstream media so that they could play their vital role in strengthening democracy and become voice of masses.

Public Affairs
As an advocate in public policy the APNEF enables newspapers from coast to coast to speak with a unified voice when promoting newspaper interests to governments, regulators and the general public. These interests include such issues as taxation, employment standards, recycling, freedom of information, privacy and copyright. In this capacity the APNEF monitors, analyzes and lobbies against legislation potentially harmful to newspapers and freedom of the press.

Marketing
The APNEF contributes to the ongoing evolution of the newspaper industry by raising awareness and promoting the benefits of newspapers to both advertisers, media planners and newspapers. The APNEF prepares newsletters, case studies, advertising effectiveness research and informational presentations to highlight the power and effectiveness of newspapers and their websites.

Member services
The APNEF acts on behalf of its members in a proactive manner for the benefit of newspaper groups and independents alike. Member services include educational webinars, legal resources, linage reports, regional seminars, newsletters, award ceremonies and Ink & Beyond - the annual industry conference and trade show.

We're

Protecting and promoting press freedom and ensuring economic independence of newspapers irrespective of their size and region.

Team Members

  • Rana Imran Latif

    Founder & Chairman

    Chief Executive
    Times Group of Newspapers…

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  • Shahzad Akhtar

    President

    Editor in Chief
    Monthly Global Affairs …

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  • Hafiz Khair Muhammad Chandio

    Vice Chairman

    Providing Training Opportunities to Editors and Reporters…

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  • Javed Malik

    Secretary General

    Utilizing Mass Media as a tool for promoting technical education…

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