KARACHI - The All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) has rejected the “consistent irresponsible campaign” by some elements in the electronic media to “malign” the APNS and the print media.In a press release issued here on Monday, APNS Secretary General Masood Hamid stated that the executive committee of the organisation, in a resolution, strongly condemned the assertion of some anchor persons of electronic media houses and their implicating the APNS as a beneficiary of secret funds of the Ministry of Information in a petition filed at the Supreme Court.He said the executive committee, at a meeting held in Islamabad under the chairmanship of APNS President Sarmad Ali, clarified that the grant of Rs50 million for APNS House, was special budgetary grant of the prime minister like the grant of over Rs500 million for the press clubs across the country.It said the grant for APNS House was duly utilised which is evident by the magnificent building constructed at Gulistan-e-Johar, Karachi; whereas the use of grants to the press clubs was yet to materialise.It noted that the payment of Rs300 million against the dues of government advertising was also being scandalised whereas the information ministry vide its letter dated March 29, 2012 has clearly mentioned that the payment was being made to APNS on account of outstanding dues of its advertising agencies and member publications for the period July 2000 to June 2008. The APNS urged upon the managements of various electronic media houses to stop such scandalous and baseless campaigns against the print media as it was by no means a reflection of Freedom of Expression.