LAHORE - Businessmen group has made a clean sweep in Aptma Central Managing Committee elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by securing all seats for elections 2013-14.

Businessmen group has secured all the six seats of CMC from Punjab region with the unopposed election of Naveed Gulzar of Crescent Cotton Mills Ltd, Abdul Rahim Nasir of Ayesha Spinning Mills Ltd, Mahmood Ihsan of Ihsan Cotton Products (Pvt.) Ltd, Sheikh Muhammad Akbar of Acro Textile Mills Ltd, Zahid Anwar of Asim Textile Mills Ltd and S. M. Tanveer of Din Textile Mills Ltd. Also, Afan Aziz of A.J. Textile Mills Ltd was elected unopposed for the Central Managing Committee (CMC) APTMA from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region

In the APTMA Punjab elections, four office bearers elected unopposed are: S M Tanveer of Din Textile Mills Ltd as Chairman APTMA Punjab, Syed Ali Ahsan of Ashiana Cotton Products Ltd as Senior Vice Chairman, Shahid Faraaz of Nafeesa Textile Mills as Vice Chairman and Adil Bashir of Shams Textile Mills Ltd as Treasurer.

It may be noted that S M Tanveer had previously also served APTMA as Senior Vice Chairman Punjab and Member Central Managing Committee APTMA in the past. He is also holding the office of Chairman Punjab Industrial Estate Development & Management Company (PIEDMC) of the Punjab government. Tanveer is a director of Din Group.

Similarly, Syed Ali Ahsan has already served as Convener of Electricity Committee in APTMA Punjab and pursued actively the PEPCO and DISCOs to get resolve electricity supply issues of Punjab-based textile industry.

Meanwhile, those elected unopposed as members of Managing Committee APTMA Punjab included Imran Dawood of Dawood Spinning Mills Ltd, Amer Abdullah of Diamond Fabrics Ltd, Anjum Zafar of Eastern Spinning Mills Ltd, Haroon Abdullah of Ayesha Textile Mills Ltd, Azhar Majeed Sheikh of Arzoo Textile Mills Ltd, Muhammad Siddique of Rafiq Spinning Mills Ltd, Khawaja Masud Ahmad of Imperial Textile Mills Ltd, Shahzad Ayub of Sarfraz Yaqub Textile Mills Ltd and Ali Pervaiz of Akram Cotton Mills Ltd.

The Election Commission for APTMA elections 2013-14 held its meeting with Ch Akhtar Ali in the chair on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 to scrutinize the nomination papers of candidates. As per unofficial results, the above-mentioned were declared as elected unopposed.

Businessmen group leader Gohar Ejaz has congratulated the newly-elected members and office bearers of APTMA. He said all newly-elected APTMA members and office bearers are very dedicated and hardworking. Gohar has expressed the hope that the new APTMA team will work to the best of their abilities to resolve the issues of textile industry in larger interest of the association.