KARACHI: Jamil Athar Qazi has been unanimously elected the president of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) for 2012-13, according to a press release issued on Thursday. The release also named other office bearers elected for the 2012-13 term, namely Shaheen Qureshi (Senior Vice President); Aamer Mahmood (Secretary General); Ghulam Ali Chandio (Joint Secretary), Mushtaq Ahmed Qureshi (Finance Secretary), Rehmat Ali Razi (Vice-President Punjab), Dr Waqar Yousaf Azeemi (Vice President Sindh), Ijazul Haq (Vice-President Islamabad), Tahir Farooq (Vice President Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa) and Waseem Ahmad (Vice President Balochistan). New members of the CPNE standing committee were also elected unanimously, the release added. During its general body meeting on Thursday, CPNE resolved to protect the freedom of the press at all costs and demanded that those behind the failed attack on anchor Hamid Mir be uncovered. The participants maintained certain elements were involved in a conspiracy to silence the media.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 1st, 2012.