The Annual General Council Meeting of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) Executive Committee was held in Karachi, on Saturday (30th March). The General Council elected the Executive Committee for 2019-20, chalking out the strategies to solve all major and minor problems related to the newspapers industry.
Under the Chairmanship of Mr. Hameed Haroon, President APNS, the Annual General Council unanimously accepted and approved the report of the Executive Committee for the upcoming year as well as the Annual Accounts of the Society 2019.
As a result of the Annual General Council Meeting, the committee unanimously elected Hameed Haroon as President, Rameeza Majid Nizami as Senior Vice President, Mumtaz A. Tahir as Vice President, Sarmad Ali as Secretary General, Syed Muhammad Munir Jilani as Joint Secretary and Shahab Zuberi as Finance Secretary of the Societyfor the year 2019–20.
The General Council attended by 132 full members from across the country, formed an Election Commission headed by Ali bin Younus, Nasir Daad Baloch and Javid Ahmed as members. The Election Commission conducted the election of the Executive Committee for the year 2019-20.
The following were elected unopposed:
Karachi Daily Seats: Daily Aghaz, Daily Business Recorder, Daily Dawn, Daily Deyanat, Daily Jasarat and Daily Jiddat.
Lahore Daily Seats: Daily Abtak, Daily Jang, Daily Nawa-i-Waqt, Daily Pakistan and Daily Tijarat.
Rawalpindi/Islamabad Daily Seats: Daily Ausaf, Islamabad and Daily Sahafat, Islamabad.
Balochistan Daily Seats: Daily Awam, Quetta and Daily Mashriq, Quetta.
Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa Daily Seats: Daily Mashriq and Daily Wahdat.
Sindh (Excluding Karachi) Dailies: Daily Kaleem, Sukkur and Daily Kawish, Hyderabad.
Punjab (excluding Lahore/Rwp/Ibd.): Daily Aftab Multan, Daily Business Report Faisalabad and Daily Paigham, Faisalabad.
General Seats (Metropolitan Dailies): Daily City 42, Lahore and Daily Pakistan Observer, Islamabad.
General Seats (Regional Dailies): Daily Ibrat and Daily Sayadat, Bahawalpur
Periodicals Seats: Monthly Center Line Islamabad, Monthly Naya Rukh Karachi, Monthly Naey Ufaq Karachi and Monthly Roohani Digest, Karachi.
News & News Comments Periodical (Punjab / KPK): Weekly Nikhar, Islamabad
News & News Comments Periodical (Sindh / Balochistan): Weekly Al Akhbar, Karachi.
News & News Comments Periodicals (General): Monthly Women’s Own, Karachi.
The Executive Committee elected Fauzia Shaheen, Monthly Dastak, Karachi on woman – publishers seat and co-opted Daily Dunya on the vacant Lahore Daily Seat.
The Annual General Council elected Nasir Daad Baloch of Daily Sindh Sujaag, Karachi as member emirates.
The Annual General Council adopted the following Resolution unanimously.
The newly elected Executive Committee appreciated the performance of the Election Commission for conducting transparent elections. The members gave a standing ovation to the Office Bearers for the year 2019-20 for their hard work to solve the problems faced by member publications.
On account of the fair elections and new body of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), the team of Brands Magazine congratulates the newly elected Executive Committee and Mr. Hameed Haroon for being elected as the new President of APNS. We wish you the best of luck for the preceding year!