Justice (R) Sardar Muhammad Nawaz Khan was the founder Chairman of the
Justice Ghulam Mustafa Mughal (Chief Justice of AJ&K High Court) became
the 2nd Chairman in 2007, dedicatedly worked hard and paid
his contribution for Rules of the Foundation which was passed by the
Board of Governors in 2009. It was historical moment when the Foundation
started to play his real role for the welfare of the journalistís
community according to aims and objectives of the Foundation.
∑ In 2009,
Honorable Justice Ghulam Mustafa Mughal bestowed as Chief Justice in AJ&
K High Court and there was no judge in High Court due to some crises of
judiciary in AJ&K High Court and Supreme Court. So, I (Sardar Zulfiqar
Ali) was honored as the acting Chairman while Fayaz Ali Abbassi acted as
the acting Vice Chairman of the Foundation.
Justice M. Tabassum Aftab Alvi nominated as a 3rd Chairman of
Foundation in 2011 after the appointments of judges in AJ&K High Court.
During his tenure the foundation achieved three big milestones;
establishment of offices, Group Insurance of the members and membership
honored to journalists related to electronic media.
∑ I (Sardar
Zulfiqar Ali) was elected as Vice Chairman of the foundation in 2004
founder Secretary of the foundation was Muhammad Saleem Bismil who
played a vital historic role in making the foundation functional.
Secretaries of Information Ch. Khursheed Ahmad, Sardar Naeem Sheeraz,
Sardar Javed Ayub, Fayaz Ali Abbassi, Shaukat Majeed Malik and Dr.
Shehla Waqar also contributed their service as a Chairman welfare
committee of the Foundation.
∑ The other
contributors Idrees Tabassum (Secretary Law), Parveen Akhtar (Deputy
Secretary Law) and Mumtaz Mir (Senior Additional Secretary Finance)
played a very significant role in the establishment of the foundation.
Zulfiqar Ali: Muzaffarabad, Raja Muhammad Ashraf: Bagh, Sardar Riaz
Shahid: Rawalakot, Sardar Rashid Yaqoob: Sudhanoti, Sardar Javed Iqbal:
Kotli, Sain Zulfiqar Ali: Mirpur, Ch. Jameel Shafi: Bhimber, Raja Kafeel
Ahmad Khan and Raja Muhammad Shafique Khan: Pakistan, was elected as
founder members of BoG while Wahid Iqbal Butt: President Central Union
of Journalists and Naz Butt Naji: President AJ&K Union of Journalists
also became the founder members the Foundation.
Presently, Director General Public Relations, Raja Azhar Iqbal is
serving as the Secretary of the Foundation moreover Dr. Mahmood-Ul-Hassan Raja, Abdul Quyoom Durrani, Andleep Sahir Butt, Raja
Naveed Hassan Khan and Ch. Rasheed have contributed as Secretaries of
the Foundation earlier.
I continue my best struggles for the betterment of the foundation.
I pray for the best future of journalist community and best wishes for
the foundation. May the AJ&K Press Foundation flourish and developed day
by day and achieve the goals of true leadership in journalism in AJ&K
Sardar Zulfiqar Ali
Founder Vice Chairman