Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ahmed Shah-Ajaz Farooqui Panel has made a clean sweep in the 54th annual elections of Arts Council of Pakistan

KARACHI: Ahmed Shah-Ajaz Farooqui Panel has made a clean sweep in the 54th annual elections of Arts Council of Pakistan (ACP), Karachi held here last Sunday.

According to the results announced on Monday, the panel has won all the governing body seats including those of president and vice president.

Ahmed Shah secured 2,124 votes leaving behind his rival Manzar Ayubi with 787 votes.

Similarly, Faraz Zaidi received 1,693 votes for the seat of vice president, Ajaz Farooqi, candidate for honorary secretary bagged success with 1,710 votes, Amin Yousaf came out as a successful candidate for joint secretary by obtaining 1,710 votes and Mehmood Ahmed Khan was elected as treasurer with 1,972 votes.

Ahmd Shah has many wins to his credit while his rival Najmuddin Sheikh was also a strong candidate for the position of honorary secretary. But the members of Arts Council expressed their trust in Shah and his panel. As many as 3,074, out of more than 5,000 members of the Arts Council Karachi took part in the polling.

Both of the rival panels carried out their campaign in a peaceful manner.(DT)

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