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PFUJ UC forms body to probe 2013 polls

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The PFUJ Unification Committee which met here on Saturday with M. Ziauddin in chair has decided to constitute a three-member sub-committee headed by Committee member Rahimullah Yousufzia to investigate the alleged irregularities or illegalities committed in election process of PFUJ for the year 2013 and give its finding. Committee members Sahidur Rehman and Khawar Naeem Hashmi will be the other two members of the sub-committee, says a press release.

The UC requests those members of the journalist community who have firsthand knowledge of these alleged irregularities or illegalities to contact the sub-committee at the earliest with any audio/visual/documentary as well as eye-witness accounts proving these irregularities.

The following are the e-mail as well as cell-phone contacts of the sub-committee members:

Rashimullah Yousufzai (cell: 0314-9022425) —; Shadiur Rehman (cell: 0321-8093333)—;; Khawar Naeem Hashmi (cell: 0333-4215998)—

The sub-committee will function under clause 1 of the Settlement/Agreement signed by the leadership of the two defunct factions of the PFUJ that had emerged following the disputed 2013 election.

“To investigate the irregularities or illegalities committed in election process of PFUJ for the year 2013 and give its finding, fix the responsibility within a period of 120 days. If, the committee due to any reason is unable to complete its work within the given time frame, the same may be enhanced by the consent of the parties. The findings of the committee will be presented before the next Biennial Delegates Meeting (BDM).

Meanwhile, the UC has decided to visit Karachi on May 4, 2016 and meet tentatively around 3 PM on May 5 as well as on May 6, 2016 with the KUJ and Karachi Press Club office bearers as well as senior members of the community and former PFUJ office bearers stationed in the city.

The UC assured the community that the elections schedule would be announced after achieving the broadest consensus on clause 6 of the Settlement/ Agreement according to which the UC ‘shall arrange to hold/conduct the PFUJ elections for the 2016 as well as the elections of the UJs across the country.’

All those members who could not attend Saturday’ meeting participated in the deliberations through teleconference.
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