Journalist Panel won the annual elections of National Press Club (NPC) by defeating Muttahida Panel with a thumping majority, said a press release issued by the election committee.
According to the results announced by Election Committee Chairperson Nasir Zaidi Farooq Faisal, has been elected president by securing 590 votes, while his rival candidate of Muttahida panel, Kamal Azfar got 274 votes.
Saharyar Khan and Afzal Javed, have been elected as secretary general and treasurer respectively. Baqir Sajjad, the candidate of Muttahida Panel for the post of Secretary General and Ikram Bukhari for office of treasure got only 275 and 285 votes.
For the three posts of vice-president Asim Rana, Amir Sajjad and Ejaz Ahmed Shah secured 622, 483 and 446 votes respectively.
Atta Rajarr, Sagheer Chaudhry and Nasir Mehmood were elected joint secretaries.
All the candidates fielded by the Journalist Panel for members of the governing body were also elected. They were Abdul Rashid Khan, Anwar Raza, Asghar Chaudhry, Asim Yaseen, Azhar Abdi, Bashir Usmani, Farhat Abbas Turabi, Javed Qureshi, Mubarak Zeb Khan, M. Rizwan Khan, Shahid Mehmood Malik, Shehnaz Tatari, Shamim Anwar Khan, Syed Abrar Kanwal and Yasir Malik.
Around 74 candidates had filed their nomination papers to contest the polls held on December 26.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 28th, 2011.