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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) unanimously elected Hameed Haroon as its president and Sarmad Ali as secretary general for 2018-19 at an annual meeting of its General Council on Saturday, according to a press release.

The APNS also elected Kazi Asad Abid as its senior vice president, Mehtab Khan as vice president, Bilal Mehmood as joint secretary and Waseem Ahmed as finance secretary. The meeting, attended by 169 full members from across the country, formed an election commission, headed by Syed Sajjad Bokhari. 

The commission conducted the election for executive committee and those elected unopposed were: dailies Ausaf and Sahafat (on seats for Rawalpindi/Islamabad newspapers); weekly Azm (on seat for news periodical from Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa); fortnightly Ibrat Magazine (on seat for news periodical from Sindh and Balochistan); and monthly Cricketer (on seat for general periodicals).

Published in Dawn, April 2nd, 2018