February 01, 2017
ISLAMABAD - Journalist Panel made a clean sweep of the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) elections held Tuesday, Afzal Butt (pictured) and Ali Raza Alvi being elected President and General Secretary respectively.
The polling took place at the National Press Club with just over 1400 journalists casting their votes. Iqbal Jaffri, Chairman of the election committee announced the results.
Butt polled 872 votes and Alvi had 789 while their opposite numbers Sheharyar Khan and Shakeel Qarar of Azad Panel got 506 and 597 votes.
Nasir Hashmi, representing Journalist Panel got elected as the Senior Vice President with 854 votes and Sagheer Chaudhry became the Vice President polling 765 votes.
Asghar Chaudhry bagged 835 votes, becoming the Finance Secretary beating his rival Shahid Sara of Azad Panel who managed 404 votes.
The Joint Secretaries, both from Journalist Panel, were Javed Soomro (862) and Khalid Gardezi (735).
The following were elected members of the governing body: Aamir Abbasi (981), Asim Yasin (858), Fahim Abbasi (844), Mudassar Raja (839), Shahzia Nayyer (891), Samar Abbas (890), Talat Farooq (799), Tariq Virk (802), Waheed Rasool (763) and Zain Hashmi (810).
The Express Tribune, November 9, 2016
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