Sarmad elected APNS President
KARACHI— The Annual Meeting of the APNS General Council held here at APNS House, Karachi has elected the Executive Committee for the year 2013-14 which unanimously elected Sarmad Ali as President, Dr. Jabbar Khattak as Senior Vice President, Masood Hamid as Secretary General, Imtinan Shahid as Vice President, S.M. Munir Jilani as Joint Secretary and Waseem Ahmed elected as Finance Secretary of the Society.
The AGM held under the Chairmanship of Sarmad Ali, President for the year 201213, 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 147 members from across the country, formed an Election Commission headed by Mr. Younus Riaz, Mr. Usman Arab Saati and Mr. Nasir Daad Baloch as members. The Election Commission conducted the election of the Executive Committee for the year 2013-14. Following were elected un-opposed:
Karachi Daily Seats: Anwar Farooqi (Daily Aghaz Karachi), Dr. Jabbar Khattak (Daily Awami Awaz), Arshad A. Zuberi (Daily Business Recorder), Mukhtar Aqil (Daily Jurat), Najamuddin Sheikh (Daily Deyanat) and Ilyas Shakir (Daily Qaumi Akhbar).
Lahore Daily Seats: Sarmad Ali (Daily Jang), Masood Hamid (Daily Dawn), Imtinan Shahid (Daily Khabrain), Rameeza Majid Nizami (Daily Nawa-i-Waqt), Umer Mujib Shami (Daily Pakistan), Arif Nizami (Daily Pakistan Today).
Rawalpindi/Islamabad Daily Seats: Mehtab Khan (Daily Ausaf) Islamabad, Khushnood Ali Khan (Daily Sahafat) Islamabad.
Balochistan Daily Seats: Waseem Ahmed (Daily Awam Quetta), Syed Faseih Iqbal (Daily Balochistan Times Quetta).
Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa Daily Seats: Syed Ayaz Badshah (Daily Mashriq Peshawar), Pir Sufaid Shah Hamdard (Daily Wahdat Peshawar).
Sindh excluding Daily Karachi: Javed Mehr Shamsi (Daily Kaleem Sukkur), Muhammad Aslam Kazi (Daily Kawish Hyderabad).
Punjab (excluding Lahore/ Rwp/Ibd.): Mumtaz A. Tahir (Daily Aftab Multan), Humayon Tariq (Daily Business Report Faisalabad) and S.M. Munir Jilani (Daily Paigham Faisalabad).
General Seats (Metropolitan Dailies): Aijaz-ul-Haq (Daily Express Karachi), Faisal Zahid Malik (Daily Pakistan Observer Islamabad).
Seats (Regional Dailies): Humayon Gulzar (Daily Sayadat Bahawalpur), Jamil Ather (Daily Tijarat Gujranwala).
Periodicals Seats: Aamer Mahmood (Monthly Kiran Digest Karachi), Mushtaq A. Qureshi (Monthly Naey Ufaq Karachi), Sardar Khan Niazi (Monthly Naya Rukh Karachi) and Dr. Waqar Yousuf Azeemi (Monthly Roohani Digest Karachi).
News and News Comments Periodical (Punjab / KPK): Rahmat Ali Raaz (Weekly Azm Lahore)
News and News Comments Periodical (Sindh / Balochistan): Kazi Asad Abid (Fortnightly Ibrat, Hyderabad) While seat for News & News Comments Periodicals (General), Monthly Cricketer elected by secret ballot. The President elect nominated Fauzia Shaheen (Monthly Dastak, Karachi) on woman - publishers seat.