APNS elects office bearers
KARACHI: The APNS has elected Sarmad Ali as President, Kazi Asad Abid as Senior Vice President, Mehtab Khan as Vice President, Umer Mujib Shami as Secretary General, S.M. Munir Jilani as Joint Secretary and Waseem Ahmed as Finance Secretary of the Society for the year 2017-18.
The Annual General Council held on March 30, 2017 under the Chairmanship of Sarmad Ali, President, unanimously approved the report of the Executive Committee for the preceding year as well as the annual accounts of the Society.
The General Council, attended by 172 members from across the country, formed an Election Commission headed by Syed Sajjad Bokhari, Nasir Daad Baloch and Usman Arab Saati as members. The Election Commission conducted the election of the Executive Committee for the year 2017-18. Following were elected unopposed:
Rawalpindi/Islamabad Daily Seats: Daily Ausaf, Islamabad, and Daily Sahafat, Islamabad. Balochistan Daily Seats: Daily Awam, Quetta, and Daily Mashriq, Quetta.
Punjab (excluding Lahore/Rwp/Ibd): Daily Aftab Multan, Daily Business Report, Faisalabad, and Daily Paigham, Faisalabad.
Lahore Daily Seats: Daily Dunya, Daily Jang, Daily Khabrain, Daily Nawa-i-Waqt, Daily Pakistan and Daily Tijarat.
Periodicals Seats: Monthly Kiran Digest, Karachi, Monthly Naey Ufaq, Karachi, Monthly Naya Rukh, Karachi, and Monthly Roohani Digest, Karachi.
News & News Comments Periodical (Punjab/ KPK): Weekly Azm/ Daily Taaqat, Lahore.
News & News Comments Periodical (Sindh/ Balochistan): Fortnightly Ibrat Magazine, Hyderabad.
The Election Commission conducted the election to the Executive Committee for the year 2017-18. Following were elected by secret ballot:
Karachi Daily Seats: Daily Aghaz, Daily Business Recorder, Daily Dawn, Daily Deyanat, Daily Din and Daily Qaumi Akhbar.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Daily Seats: Daily Mashriq and Daily Wahdat.
Sindh (Excluding Karachi) Dailies: Daily Kaleem, Sukkur and Daily Kawish, Hyderabad.
General Seats (Metropolitan Dailies): Daily City 42, Lahore and Daily Pakistan Observer, Islamabad.
General Seats (Regional Dailies): Daily Sayadat, Bahawalpur, and Daily Tijarati Rahbar, Faisalabad
News & News Comments Periodicals (General): Monthly Cricketer, Karachi
The council elected Usman Arab Saati, Daily Vatan Gujrati, as member emeritus in recognition of his services for the newspaper industry. The president-elect nominated Fauzia Shaheen, Monthly Dastak, Karachi on woman publishers seat.