Lahore Press Club Elections results announced!

Lahore (News Update Times) Arshad Ansari of the Journalist Panel has been elected the president of Lahore Press Club (LPC) after the annual elections 2021 held on Sunday 27-12-2020 in the club premises.

As many as 1,983 voters exercised their right to vote to elect President, Senior Vice President, Vice President, Secretary, Joint Secretary, Treasurer and nine member Governing Body during polling that started at LPC premises at 9am and continued without any break till 8pm on Sunday.

Ansari bagged 734 votes while his rivals, Abdul Majid Sajid, of the Progressive Panel got 576, and Grand Alliance’s Babar Dogar managed to secure 588. Ansari, who also heads the Journalist panel, was elected to the top LPC office for the second time in a row and eleventh time as total.

Javed Farooqi was elected senior vice-president with 871 votes, Zahid Chaudhry secretary-general with 663, and Zahid Sherwani of the Journalists Panel treasurer with 765 votes. Hence Journalist Panel comprehensively sweeps all the top five top seats.

Counting for nine member Governing Body in underway and the results of the nine governing body seats will be declared today (December 29).Speaking on the occasion, President Arshad Ansari paid rich tributes to the Election Commission for holding peaceful and fair elections.

He said that the journalist group would restore the group insurance of LPC members in this month as per its manifesto while the establishment of journalist colony phase 2 would also come into effect in the same year which has already been approved by the Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. He also appreciated the services of the club employees and announced to give them half salary as a bonus.