In this appeal(Appeal no.921-02/2021) the appellant has inquired whether a publisher/printer can open his business bank accounts or obtain National Tax Number on the basis of the NOC issued by the Press Registrar. The information and prerequisites regarding opening the bank account and procuring the NTN can be better provided by the bank and FBR respectively. The office of the Press Registrar only provide the NOC of his organization irrespective of the fact that the bank or the FBR accept it for opening the bank account or issuance of NTN, respectively.
And the other two appeals (923-02-2021 & 925-02-2021) the appellant has requested the provision of the mandatory documents submitted by MS. Nighat Shaheen in the office of the Press Registrar for the issuance of NOCs for the purpose of transferring of ownerships of daily “Aaj” from Peshawar and Abbottabad and daily “Akhbar-e-Sheher” from Peshawar.
The appeal Nos. 923-02-2021 & 925-02-2021 are allowed. The Public Information Officer, Office of the Press Registrar is directed to provide the appellant the information/record requested in both the appeal after severing the personal information i.e. bank account numbers, financial statements, phone numbers, address, CNIC or any other information that may affect the private privacy of the appellant or his family, forthwith but not later than seven days of the receipt of this order.