DIRECTOR GENERAL

Mr. Tariq Mahmood Khan

Dr. Tariq Mahmood Khan, serving as Managing Director Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) has a vast professional experience in public sector and academic excellence in media studies.

Dr. Tariq Mahmood Khan is not only a Fulbright Scholar, but also has an academic background in media & communication studies. He is a PhD in Global Communication from the NC State University, North Carolina, and a Masters in Media Studies from the New School University, New York.

Prior to this assignment, Mr Tariq Mahmood has worked as Director General Cyber Wing, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. He has also performed his duties as Deputy Director General at Press Information Department. He has worked as Director Media and Director Audit Bureau of Circulation in the Ministry of Information.

CONTACT DETAILS

ORGANOGRAM

INTRODUCTION

The Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) has come a long way since its inception, from being a text-only news service to its gradual transformation into a modern news service provider, in line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision of Digital Pakistan.
 
The APP, serving the nation since 1947 by providing an accurate, objective and uninterrupted flow of news to the people, is pursuing a comprehensive strategy to transform the existing news operations into a forward-looking service (APP Digital) committed to providing rich news content including text, photos, videos, and graphics to its diverse subscribers and the public.

The Digital News, once fully mature, will serve as a rich online source of information for the latest news, reports, analytic write-ups on Pakistan, and events and issues of regional and international importance. All these services are being made available on a range of digital platforms.

Adhering to the guiding principles for the Associated Press of Pakistan, the wire service aims at providing authentic news content through its multiple platforms within the shortest possible time, to the widest possible audience. The regular APP news service provides content in English and Urdu. It also has translation services for Sindhi, Siraiki, Pashto, Arabic, Balochi and Brahvi languages. APP is releasing its news photos and videos to regular subscribers through FTP besides its web portal and various social media platforms.

Headquartered in Islamabad, APP has nine bureaus and seven stations. It has Foreign Correspondents in Washington, London, New Delhi and Beijing, besides a Stringer at the United Nations – New York.

APP has around 500 editorial staff and 108 Correspondents at the District and Tehsil levels. On average, the APP releases 30,000 stories per month in English and Urdu, 4500 in Pashto, Sindhi, Arabic, Siraiki and Balochi languages, and around 2000 photographs and video clips.
APP has News Exchange Agreements with over 40 foreign news agencies under which selected text, photo and visual news services are exchanged daily.

MISSION

APP has been making sustained and concrete efforts to ensure maximum flow of authentic, objective and credible news to its subscribers.

VISION

APP is committed to improve the quality, increase the quantity, maintain accuracy and ensure swift transmission of news services.

ROLE AND SERVICES

APP’s main role is to report, gather and disseminate news from within the country and abroad. It projects national events besides economic, financial and sports news reports. APP gives extensive coverage to the Parliament and political leaders belonging to all political hues.

  • PHOTO SERVICE
  • URDU SERVICE
  • SINDHI SERVICE
  • ARABIC SERVICE
  • FEATURE SERVICE
  • PASHTO SERVICE
  • SARAIKI SERVICE
  • WEBSITE(www.app.com.pk)
  • ARCHIVE SYSTEM
  • ELECTRONIC NEWS GATHERING
  • REGIONAL OFFICES

    i. APP Headquarters
         18-Mauve Area, Street # 28, Sector G-7/1, Islamabad, 44000
         Phone: +92-51-2203064-67
         Email : news@app.com.pk
         Facebook: @apponfb
         APP web: https://www.app.com.pk
         UAN : +92-51-111277278

    ii). APP, Lahore
         1-A LDA Flats, Lawrence Road, Lahore
         Ph#:042-99201570

    iii). APP,Faisalabad
         7-W-13, 1st Floor, Madina Town, Canel Road, Faisalabad
         Cell: 0321-6623339

    iv). APP, Multan
         Near Multan Arts Council, Kalma Chowk,
         Multan Ph#:061-4570051-3

    v). APP, Karachi
        Koocha Haji Usman, I.I Chundrigar Road,
        Near Bombay Hotel, Karachi.Ph#:021-32631248/021-32213731

    vi). APP, Hyderabad
        Al-Naseem Centre 1st Floor, Contonment Sadar, Hyderabad.
        Cell:0321-3015809

    vii). APP, Quetta
        5-A, Kabir Building, M. A, Jinnah Road, Quetta.
        Ph#:081-2870913

    viii). APP, Peshawar
        3rd Floor, City Gate Plaza,
        G.T. Road, Peshawar. Ph#:091-2552959

    ix). APP, Gilgit
        Flat No.204,Second Floor Dar Plaza,
        Gilgit.Cell:0346-8480678

    x). APP, Muzaffarabad
        House No.D-78, Ground Floor, Upper Chatter,
        Muzaffarabad.Ph#:05822-921997