Safma Pakistan chapter office-bearers elected
ISLAMABAD: The National Executive Body (NEB) on Monday elected Nusrat Javed as President and Sarmad Manzoor as General Secretary of South Asian Free Media Association (Safma) Pakistan.
The Executive Body also chose senior media persons Zahid Hussain, Agha Nasir, Iftikhar Ahmed, Babar Ayaz and Shahzada Zulfiqar as the Vice Presidents of the Pakistan chapter of SAFMA, which is a South Asian Association of media persons. Shamim Shahid and Irfana Mallah will be the joint secretaries.
The Safma Pakistan Executive Body decided to hold a one-day roundtable conference on Balochistan by the year-end. It will also arrange a conference in Karachi. Another weeklong workshop was slated for Gilgit Baltistan journalists. Peshawar will host a conference in collaboration with the Peshawar Press Clubs.
Media Commission Pakistan will plan missions to know the situation of media freedom in Balochistan and tribal areas. The SAFMA will form five groups of experts to research on economy, foreign policy and security issues.
The Safma-Pakistan resolved to defend the media freedom but said it would not side with anybody violating or ignoring professional ethics.
Following the list of proposed names for the NEB:
Balochistan: Saleem Shahid, Shahzada Zulfiqar, Irfan Saeed and Jahangir Aslam.
Karachi: Ghazi Salahuddin, Mujahid Brailwi, Faysal Aziz Khan, Khurshid Hyder, Jabbar Khattak, Babar Ayaz, Amir Mehmood, GN Mughal and Fayyaz Naich.
Sindh Including Karachi: Khalid Khokar, Amer Sindh, Lala Asad and Irfana Mallah.
Lahore: Anjum Rasheed, Khalid Farooqi, Sobia Cheema, Ahmed Waleed, Khalid Chaudhry, Shoaib Adil, Saida fazal, and Shireen Pasha.
Gilgit Balistan: Khushid Ahmed.
AJK: Amir Qureshi.
KPK: Rahimullah Yousafzai, Syed Fakhar Kaka Khel, Arshad Aziz Malik, Ibrahim Shirwani, Shadab Younis and Shamim Shahid.
Islamabad: Tariq Chaudhry, Asma Shirazi, Afzal Khan, Mustanser Javed, Rana Qaiser, Nusrat Javeed, Sarmad manzoor, Agha Nasir, M. Ziauddin, Zahid Hussain and Shamsul Islam Naz.
Source: The News