ACP: Ahmed Shah Panel attains landslide victory in elections 2021-22

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KARACHI: Once again, a huge responsibility and challenge comes upon the shoulders of the management of Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi after an overwhelming victory of Ahmed Shah-Ejaz Faruqi Panel during the elections of 2021-22.

Muhammad Ahmed Shah elected as president of the ACP after grabbing a mega proportion of 1,813 votes, defeating all the rival groups including the Democratic Arts Forum and Arts Forum Panel.

Shah’s opponents Najmuddin Sheikh of the Arts Forum got 231 votes and Sheikh Khalid Mehboob of the Democratic Arts Forum secured only 22 votes.

According to the details, the elections were held on Sunday at ACP which was monitored by the Commissioner Karachi and the Chief election Commissioner where more than 2,500 members had cast their votes.

SECRETARY: Prof Aijaz Faruqi of the Ahmed Shah group clinched 1,851 votes for the post of secretary by defeating Mubasher Mir of the Arts Forum and Sikandar Iqbal of the Democratic Arts Forum who got 217 and 24 votes, respectively.

VICE-PRESIDENT & JOINT SECRETARY: Well known writer Haseena Moin secured 1,895 votes and won the vice presidency while Asjad Bukhari grabbed 1,713 votes and successfully attained the post of joint secretary.

NEW GOVERNING BODY: On the other hand, the newly elected members of the governing body of ACP includes: Talat Hussain (1,903), Dr Qaisar Sajjad (1,857), Kashif Girami (1,844), Qudsia Akbar (1,839), Munawwar Saeed (1,808), Iqbal Lateef (1,797), Noorul Huda Shah (1,790), Dr Ambareen Hasib (1,778), Saadat Jaffery (1,756), Bashir Sadozai (1,718), Nusrat Harris (1,665) and Dr Ayoub Shaikh (1,657).

It is pertinent to mention here that the elections held at the Arts Council Karachi were in full conformity with the SOPs with regard to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ministers from the provincial cabinet, members of the business community, journalists, artists, poets, authors and writers were in attendance during the election day.

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