The Green Panel had a clean sweep in the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) elections held on Saturday at the Karachi Press Club.
According to the results announced late on Saturday night, Hassan Abbas of the Green Panel was elected president, Aijaz Ahmed and M Rafiq Baloch vice-presidents, Aajiz Jamali general secretary, Jubna Jarar and M Nasir Sharif joint secretaries and Seema Shafi as treasurer.
Election Committee Chairperson Ikram Bukhari, who is also the All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation chairperson, felicitated the elected office bearers and thanked the KUJ members for the smooth holding of the elections.
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In his message, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Rana Mohammad Azeem congratulated the elected office bearers. He expressed his hope that the elected body would endeavour to solve the problems of journalists and would continue the struggle to uphold the right to freedom of expression.
Following the announcement of election results, PFUJ Secretary-General GM Jamali said unions of journalists were essentially trade unions and, hence, they should comprise working journalists. According to him, the names of some non-journalists had also been included in the voters' list. He called for expelling such voters through a scrutiny committee.
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