Saiful-Farida panel sweeps Jatiya Press Club election

Saiful-Farida panel sweeps Jatiya Press Club election

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Dhaka, Dec 18 – The panel, led by Saiful Alam of the Daily Jugantar and Farida Yasmin the Daily Ittefaq, swept the election to the executive committee of the Jatiya Press Club held on Tuesday, bagging 13 posts out of 17. Saiful Alam was elected president (621 votes) while Farida of (569) general secretary, beating their nearest rivals Shawkat Mahmud (431 and Ilias Khan (406) respectively.
Senior journalist Omar Farroque was elected senior vice present (442) while Azizul Islam Bhuiyan vice present (554).
The other office-bearers of the 17-member JPC executive committee are Joint Secretaries Shahed Chowdhury (599) and Mainul Alam, (554) Treasurer Shaymal Dutta (593) while 10 members are Kuddus Afrad (515), Shahmsuddin Ahmed Charu (507), Rezwanul Haque Raza (484), Shahnaz Begum ((462), Sanaul Haque (442) Kalyan Saha (439) Jahiduzzaman Farroque (429) Syed Abdal Ahmed (417) Bakhtiar Rana (401) Hasan Arefin (391).
Earlier, voting in the Jatiya Press Club election was held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm without break.- UNB

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