Lahore : Director General Public Relations Punjab charge is given to Additional secretary information Shahid Iqbal. Earlier Commissioner Lahore Division Abduulah Sumbal was caring of the matters of DGPR as an additional charge in his own pay & scale.
Director General Public Relations Punjab office used to an important office a few years back when provincial government gave importance to media. This office has been running on experiments , first govt removed its DG Ather Ali Khan and given additional charge to Raja Jahangir who tried to run the department like a financial organization and cornered all the experience staff and hired youth on high salaries which were even never dreamt by its permanent staff.
In his tenure ,he destroyed the department and Shahbaz Sharif government was first time trialled in the media as there was no DGPR who could defend the government in media house. Even after worst results , Punjab Government has not learned anything and the DGPR office is s. Wing run on ad hoc basis.