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KARACHI: Hameed Haroon of Daily Dawn was elected president of the All Pakistan Newspapers Socie­­ty on Tuesday. Rameeza Ma­­jid Nizami (Daily Nawa-i-Waqt) was elected Senior Vice President while Mum­taz A. Tahir (Daily Aftab) and Sarmad Ali (Daily Jang) were elected Vice President and Secretary General respectively, according to a press release.

The executive committee of APNS also elected Rahmat Ali Raazi (Weekly AZM / Daily Taaqat) as joint secretary and Humayon Tariq (Daily Business Report) as finance secretary.

The following were elected unopposed to the executive committee for 2015-16:

Karachi daily seats: Sar­mad Ali (Jang), Dr Jabbar Khattak (Awami Awaz), Arshad A. Zuberi (Business Recorder), Najamuddin Sheikh (Deyanat), Ilyas Shakir (Qaumi Akhbar) and Aijaz-ul-Haq (Express)

Lahore: Arif Nizami (Pakistan Today), Umer Mujib Shami (Pakistan), Hameed Haroon, Rameeza Majid Nizami, Jamil Ather (Tijarat) and Imtinan Shahid (Khabrain).

Rawalpindi/Islamabad: Mehtab Khan (Ausaf) and Khushnood Ali Khan (Sahafat)

Balochistan: Waseem Ahmed (Awam, Quetta) and Syed Mumtaz Ahmed Shah (Mashriq, Quetta).

Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa: Syed Ayaz Badshah (Mashriq, Peshawar), Pir Sufaid Shah Hamdard (Wahdat, Peshawar).

Sindh excluding Karachi: Javed Mehr Shamsi (Kaleem, Sukkur), Muhammad Aslam Kazi (Kawish, Hyderabad)

General seats (regional dailies): Abdul Wahid Yousufi (Aaj, Peshawar) and Humayon Gulzar (Sayadat, Bahawalpur).

Periodicals seats: Aamer Mahmood (Monthly Kiran Digest, Karachi), Mushtaq A. Qureshi (Monthly Naey Ufaq, Karachi), Sardar Khan Niazi (Monthly Naya Rukh, Karachi) and Dr Waqar Yousuf Azeemi (Monthly Roohani Digest, Karachi).

Published in Dawn, April 1st, 2015

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