The Government spokesperson has strongly rejected the impression that Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting & National Heritage, has played a role in the selection of official logo for the 70th Independence Day celebrations.

This is with reference to the news item carried by Tribune.Com with the caption “Government unveils 70th Independence Day logo and people are shocked”.

It is to be stated that the Ministry as part of its programs for 70th anniversary celebrations decided to launch a nationwide logo competition. It was duly advertised by the government and PNCA was made the focal attached department. The ad appeared on 25th of April with a submission deadline of 5th May, 2017.

PNCA received 398 logos by 200 participants from all over Pakistan, which were judged by a four-member jury comprising professional artists and designers who were mostly NCA qualified. The panel of judges meticulously examined all the entries for two days and made their final decision independently and finally the winning logo was launched in a graceful ceremony.

The impression of attributing the judgment and selecting the winning logo to Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage is absolutely false, unfounded and misleading, the spokesperson concluded.



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