KARACHI (PR) - The annual general council meeting of APNS, held on Saturday at the APNS House here, elected Sarmad Ali as president, Dr Jabbar Khattak as senior vice president, Masood Hamid as secretary general, Imtinan Shahid as vice president, SM Munir Jilani as joint secretary and Waseem Ahmed as finance secretary unanimously, besides choosing the executive committee members for 2013-14.

The annual general council meeting, held under the chairmanship of Sarmad Ali, president for the year 2012-13, unanimously approved the report of the executive committee for the preceding year and the annual accounts of the society.

The meeting, attended by 147 members from across the country, formed an election commission headed by Younus Riaz with Usman Arab Saati and Nasir Daad Baloch as members. The election commission conducted the election of the executive committee for the year 2013-14. The following were elected unopposed:

Karachi daily seats: Anwar Farooqi (Aghaz), Dr Jabbar Khattak (Awami Awaz), Arshad A Zuberi (Business Recorder), Mukhtar Aqil (Jurat), Najamuddin Sheikh (Diyanat) and Ilyas Shakir (Qaumi Akhbar).

Lahore daily seats: Sarmad Ali (Jang), Masood Hamid (Dawn), Imtinan Shahid (Khabrain), Rameeza Majid Nizami (Nawa-i-Waqt), Umer Mujib Shami (Pakistan), Arif Nizami (Pakistan Today).

Rawalpindi/Islamabad daily seats: Mehtab Khan (Ausaf) Islamabad, Khushnood Ali Khan (Sahafat) Islamabad.

Balochistan daily seats: Waseem Ahmed (Awam) Quetta, Syed Faseih Iqbal (Balochistan Times), Quetta.

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

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

Punjab daily seats (excluding Lahore/Pindi/Islamabad):  Mumtaz A Tahir (Aftab) Multan, Humayun Tariq (Business Report) Faisalabad and SM Munir Jilani (Paigham) Faisalabad.

General seats (metropolitan dailies): Aijaz-ul-Haq (Express) Karachi, Faisal Zahid Malik (Pakistan Observer) Islamabad.

General seats (regional dailies): Humayun Gulzar (Sayadat) Bahawalpur, Jamil Ather (Tijarat) Gujranwala

Periodicals seats: Aamer Mahmood (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.

News & news comments periodicals (Punjab/KPK): Rahmat Ali Raazi (Weekly Azm) Lahore.

News & news comments periodical (Sindh/Balochistan): Kazi Asad Abid (Fortnightly Ibrat) Hyderabad.

Seat for news & news comments periodicals (general): Monthly Cricketer was elected by secret ballot.

The president-elect nominated Fauzia Shaheen (Monthly Dastak) Karachi on woman’s publisher seat.