Tahir Hasan Khan, a senior reporter of The News and a candidate of The Democrats panel, was elected president of the Karachi Press Club (KPC) by polling 493 votes as the panel made a clean sweep of the annual elections of the press club on Saturday.
All candidates of the two rival panels — The Panel and The Panel (Green) — were defeated. As many as 996 out of the total 1175 members cast their votes.
According to the results, the first runner-up for the post of president was Khalid Farshori, who bagged 275 votes, and the second runner-up, Khurshid Abbasi, received 203 votes.
The post of vice president went to Fazil Jamili, who polled 561 votes, followed by GM Jamali with 292 and Zaheer Ahmed with 107 votes.
Mohammad Anwer Khan became treasurer by receiving 537 votes. The first runner-up was Ihtishamul Haq Mufti with 279
Moosa Kaleem was elected general secretary of the KPC. He polled 521 votes, followed by Faheem Ahmed with 347 votes and Shahid Ghazali with 117 votes.
The slot of joint secretary was won by M Arif Khan, who secured 479 votes. Iqtidar Anwer got 249 votes and Bilquees Jehan polled 211 votes.
The following seven candidates were elected to the Governing Body: Shams Keerio, 560 votes; Arif Jiaja, 557 votes; Shakeel Salawat, 508 votes; Noman Rafiq Khan, 507 votes; Ghazala Fasih, 487 votes; Hamid Nazir, 419 votes; and Syed Shahzad Ali Shah Jillani, 439 votes. (The News)