ISLAMABAD:(APS) Dec 27,2015- Only one change was made in the Initial List of the candidates for the National Press Club Election 2015-16 after the NPC Election Committee led by its Chairman Nasir Zaidi has scrutinized the nomination papers. The candidature of Mahwish Fakhar (2002) for the office of Joint Secretary has been rejected as the Proposer and Seconder for her was the same i.e. Muhammad Naveed (1960).
The Committee has accepted all other nomination papers that include 19 papers for the office of President, 28 for four seats (three general and one reserved for women) for the office of Vice-President, 16 for the office of Secretary, 10 for the office of Finance Secretary, 23 for for seats (three general and one reserved for women) for the office of Joint Secretary, and 100 for 17 seats (15 general and two reserved for women) for the office of Governing Body Members.
The nominations for the office of President are: Attaur Rehman Tahir, Abdul Qayyum Siddiqui, Tariq Usmani, Ahsan Rashid Mirza, Sharjil Amjad Rao, Zafar M. Shaikh, Muhammmad Nawaz Raza, Shakil Anjum, Naseeb Illahi, Mushtaq Minhas, Saghir Ahmed, Saleem Mumtaz Ch., Syed Dastar Ali Shah, Muhammad Attique, Saadia Sehar Haideri, and Khizar Hayat Klasra.
The nominations for four seats (three general and one reserved for women) for the office of Vice-President are: Saadia Sehar, Muhammad Attique, Arif Shaheen, M. Khan Malik, Syed Qaiser Abbas Shah, Raja Abid Pervez, Miss Rifaat Khan, Nawabzada Khurshid, Zafar M. Shaikh, Sharjil Amjad Rao, Nazia Tauheed, Khalid Gardezi, Sardar Abid Abbasi, Ibrahim Kumbhar, Asif Bhatti, Naveed Akbar, M. Yasin Hashmi, Saghir Ahmed, Syed Fida Hussain Shah, Farhat Abbas Turabi, Sehar Aslam Khan, Amar Barlas, Akmal Shahzad, Babar Mughal, Ghulam Nabi Yousufzai, Abdul Shakoor Goraya, Rao Rizwan Irshad, and Farhat Fatima.
The nominations for the office of Secretary are: Naseeb Illahi, Abdul Shakoor Goraya, Muhammad Arif Shaheen, Miss Farhat Fatima, Muhammad Nawaz Raza, Khawar Nawaz Raja, Sharjil Amjad Rao, Imran Yaqub Dhilon, Jehangir Minhas, Khawar Abbas Shar, Syed Dastar Ali Shah, Ahsan Rashid Mirza, Ayaz Akbar Yousufzai, Syed Fida Hussain Shah, and Matiullah Jan.
Objections, if any, will be heard on Dec. 28 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm while the provisional list of candidates will be displayed on Dec. 28 at 10:00 pm.
The Election Committee has set Dec 30 for withdrawal of nomination papers by 8:00 p.m.
The final list of candidates will be displayed on Dec 30 at 10:00 pm while the polling will take place from 10:00am to 8:00pm on January 04. No changes will be made in the polling timings. There will two booths for polling and the voters’ list will be divided into two parts, accordingly.