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Friday, May 24, 2013

Shoaib Siddiqui praises role of media in highlighting issues

Commissioner Karachi
Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui
By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, has acknowledged that a vibrant media plays a significant role in highlighting the issues of public importance helping the authorities in solving them.

He made the observation while talking to a delegation of APP Employees Union (CBA) Sindh, led by its President Ehsan Qureshi, who called on the Commissioner on May 23.

Shoaib Siddiqui recognized the contribution of the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP), the national news agency of the country, in different fields of national life and noted that the men holding its flag have worked with dedication, having kept the national interest foremost while discharging professional duty.

He was informed by the delegation that this is for the first time in the history of the office of Commissioner Karachi that the APP Employees Union's elected office bearers have been granted an audience by the administrative chief of the country’s biggest metropolis.

The Commissioner Karachi offered every possible support for welfare of deceased senior reporters of this organization and assured to extend support and assistance needed for the good cause.

Ehsan Qureshi
President
 APP Employees Union Sindh
Shoaib Siddiqui, who took over as Commissioner Karachi in April, stated having received big support from the APP and promised to help in raising funds for the late Chief Reporter of APP Karachi, Khushnood Ali Shaikh, who lost his life in a road accident, and Rafi Nasir, another senior reporter who died late last year.

"We will join hands with APP Sindh Union in their endeavours for extending support to the families of the late reporters," he announced while lauding the services of late Khushnood Shaikh and Rafi Nasir in their journalistic career.

On the occasion, Vice President of the Union Arshad Ahmed Khan briefed the Commissioner about the various plans chalked out for the welfare of members of APP Employees Sindh and introducing the annual awards for them. He also spoke about the plans for holding a reunion of retired APP staffers..

He said the national news agency has always played a positive role in projecting the real public issues through their reporting skills, photo journalism and video news service (VNS).
    
The other members of the delegation included Faheem Haider (Treasurer), Anwer Ali (Joint Secretary), Members Governing Body Toheed Siddiqui, Shoaib Qamar and Muhammad Saleem.
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Friday, April 26, 2013

Ehsan Qureshi-led Unity Panel triumphs in APP Sindh Union polls


By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Unity Panel, led by Ehsan Ali Qureshi, swept the elections 2013-14 of APP Employee's Union (CBA) Sindh, held on April 24. The APP employees from Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Mirpurkhas and Nawabshah cast their votes in the elections.

A senior journalist and a former Joint Secretary of the Karachi Press Club, Ehsan Qureshi, was elected President while Abdul Sattar Qureshi, a senior IT Engineer at Hyderabad Bureau, and Arshad Ahmed Khan, a reporter, were elected as General Secretary and Vice-President of the Union respectively.
 
Mohammad Anwar (Joint Secretary), Syed Fahim Haider (Treasurer) and Mohammad Siddiq (Press Secretary) won their respective seats as the Unity Panel bagged as many as 13 slots out of 14.


The eight-member Governing Body was also elected and it comprised of Mohammad Toheed Siddiqi, Mohammad Saleem Qadir, Syed Abbas Mehdi, Mohammad Zahid, Farhan Khan, Mashooq Ali Chandio, Shoaib Qamar and Mohammad Saleem. All of them contested the elections from the platform of the Unity Panel.


The elections were conducted by a two-member election committee featuring Sattar Javed and Kafeel Ahmed in Karachi and they were assisted by senior journalist Yaseen Rahi at APP's Hyderabad Bureau.


Addressing the employees, the President-elect, Ehsan Qureshi, congratulated the members on the revival of the union and said the newly elected body will protect their genuine grievances and rights across the Sindh province.


He recognized the younger lot of elected members for their dedication and spirit in the revival of the union and thanked everyone for reposing their confidence in the newly elected body.