KARACHI: Fazal Jamili and AH Khanzada of the Democrats Panel were respectively elected President and Secretary of the Karachi Press Club (KPC) in the annual elections held on Saturday. The other candidates of the panel, including Nawab Qureshi, Muhammad Hanif and Rizwan Bhatti were respectively elected Vice President, Treasurer and Joint Secretary , while Agha Karam Ali Shah, Hina Mah Gul, Kafeeluddin, Siddiq Chaudhry, Manzoor Chandio, Sajjad Abbasi and Tariq Abul Hasan were elected members of the governing body. Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Sunday congratulated Fazli Jamili, the newly elected KPC president. He also felicitated Shahryar Khan on his election as President of the National Press Club Islamabad. In his message, the minister also congratulated other office-bearers of the press clubs elected on Saturday. He said the government considered the media an important partner in the development of the country and strengthening democracy in the country. The present democratic government would continue to facilitate media in the performance of their professional obligations, he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 29th, 2014.