Pulwama journalists frame body

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Srinagar: The working journalists of South Kashmir’s Pulwama on Wednesday framed their body, Pulwama Working Journalist Association (PWJA).

PWJA, which has 28 working journalist as members, held its maiden elections to choose various office bearers, a statement said.

As per the statement Shah Irshad Ul Qadri was elected as president, Nisal Ul Haq secretary, Javid Sofi spokesperson and Mir Altaf Hussain Treasurer cum office secretary.

The elected body nominated Shabnam Fayaz, Younis Khaliq, Bilal Khan and Mudasir Maqbool as executive members while as Romi Nazir will function as coordinator.

Senior Journalist and patron of PWJA, Mir Yasir Haneef hailed the members for holding successful elections. “Journalists in Kashmir, particularly journalists from South Kashmir work in a very challenging environment and these challenges can be face by supporting and coordinating with each other,” he said, adding that PWJA is bound to highlight issues as they happen without taking sides.

Later an interactive session was also held between members of PWJA and Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, G M Dar, in his office chambers which was facilitated by district information officer Pulwama, Zubair Ahmad Latoo.