January 01, 2018
LAHORE – The Progressive Panel swept the elections of Lahore Press Club Sunday with Azam Chaudhry (pictured, left) being elected the president and Abdul Majeed Sajid (pictured, right) reelected as the secretary.
Chaudhry polled 1089 votes defeating Zulfiqar Ali Metho (830), Zahid Shafiq Tayyab (47) and Faisal Durrani (33).
Sajid got 1109 votes for the position of secretary beating rivals Rizvan Farid (697), Syed Fatir Shah (99) and Tariq Shahid Satti (83).
Others elected were:
Mujtaba Bajwa (vice president; 1097)
Salik Nawaz (joint secretary; 890)
Ihsan Shaukat (finance secretary; 984).
Members of the governing body elected were:
Muhammad Shahnawaz (775), Shahid Chaudhry (706), Ahmed Raz (702), Salman Qureshi (674), Hassan Taimur (632), Ali Sheraz (615), Haji Abdul Ghafoor (611), Qaiser Rasheed Butt (600), and Nawab Maqbool (595).
Out of the total nine seats on the governing body, the Progressive Panel claimed seven while two went to the Journalist Panel.
The elections were originally scheduled for December 28 but had to be postponed until December 31 following a row over a controversial new voter list.
The News, October 18, 2017