May 29, 2022
KARACHI—The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has elected new office-bearers for 2022-23.
According to poll results, Daily Times Lahore Group Editor Kazim Khan was elected president, whereas Monthly Kiran Digest Karachi Chief Editor Aamer Mahmood secured the position of secretary-general.
Daily Express Lahore Group Editor Ayaz Khan was elected senior vice president, and Pakistan Today Editor Yousaf Nizami the deputy secretary-general.
The following were elected the provincial vice presidents:
Editor-in-Chief Muhammad Haider Amin of 92 News Lahore (Punjab), Nawa-e-Waqt Islamabad Editor Salman Masood (Islamabad), Awami Awaaz Karachi Editor-in-Chief Dr. Jabbar Khattak (Sindh), Ittihad Peshawar Editor-in-Chief Tahir Farooq (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa), Daily Balochistan Express Quetta Editor-in-Chief Arif Baloch (Balochistan).
Similarly, 44 journalists, including President Khan, were elected as standing committee members for the next term.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, in his congratulatory message to the CPNE leadership, stated that freedom of the press and expression is an indispensable constitutional requirement for strengthening democracy. “I pray that the newly-elected body will be able to fulfill its responsibility of serving journalists and journalism, for which they will have our full support,” he said.
Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Babar Iftikhar also felicitated the newly-elected members on the election, saying CPNE has always promoted responsible journalism in the country.
Photo courtesy: tribune.com.pk
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