Staff Reporter Karachi
The annual meeting of the APNS General Council, held on Wednesday at APNS House, Karachi, unanimously elected Sarmad Ali as President, Jamil Ather as Senior Vice President, Shahab Zuberi as Vice President, Ms. Nazafreen Saigol Lakhani as Secretary General, Mohsin Bilal as Joint Secretary and Owais Khushnood as Finance Secretary of the Society.
Earlier, the General Council elected un-opposed the Executive Committee for 2021-22.
The AGM was held under the chairmanship of Hameed Haroon, President, at the lawns of the APNS House completely observing SOPs for Covid-19.
The Council unanimously approved the report of the Executive Committee for the years 2019-2021 as well as the Annual Accounts of the Society for the years 2019 and 2020.
The General Council attended by 146 members from across the country, formed an Election Commission headed by Ms. Shimaila Matri Dawood with Nasir Daad Baloch and Mumtaz Ali Phulpoto as members.
The Election Commission conducted the election of the Executive Committee for the year 2021-22.
Following were elected un-opposed to the Executive Committee of the APNS for the year 2021-22 at the Annual General Meeting held Wednesday:
Karachi Daily Seats: Aghaz, Business Recorder, Deynat, Dawn, Jasarat, Jiddat. Lahore Daily Seats: Jang, Khabrain, Tijarat, Dunya, Abtak, Pakistan. Rawalpindi/Islamabad Daily Seats: Ausaf, Sahafat.
Balochistan Daily Seats: Awam Quetta, Mashriq Quetta. Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Daily Seats: Mashriq Peshawar, Wahdat Peshawar.
Sindh (Excluding Karachi) Dailies: Kawish Hyderabad, Kaleem Sukkur. Punjab (excluding Lahore/Rwp/Ibd.): Aftab Multan, Paigham Faisalabad, Business Report, Faisalabad.
General Seats (Metropolitan Dailies): Pakistan Observer Islamabad, City 42 Lahore. General Seats (Regional Dailies): Halchal Hyderabad, Sayadat Bahawalpur.
Periodicals Seats: Naey Ufaq Karachi, Dastak Karachi, Roohani Digest Karachi, Naya Rukh Karachi. News & News Comments Periodical (Punjab / KPK): Centerline Islamabad.
News & News Comments Periodical (Sindh / Balochistan): Ibrat Magazine Hyderabad.
News & News Comments Periodicals (General): Cricketer Karachi. The new Executive Committee elected Daily Nau Sijj, Karachi on woman – publishers seat.
The newly elected Executive Committee appreciated the performance of the Election Commission.
The members gave standing ovation to Mr. Hameed Haroon, the outgoing President for his services to the newspaper industry.
Earlier, the Extra-Ordinary General Council of the Society held a meeting in the morning and adopted a Special Resolution whereby not holding of the AGM due to pandemic for the year 2020-21, was condoned and the actions and decisions taken during the previous year were validated.