Businessman Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad was on Saturday elected as the president of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI).
The results of the recently held elections of the executive committee of the chamber were declared on Saturday during its 84th annual general meeting held at SKICC, according to a statement issued by the KCCI. The elected executive members choose the six office bearers including the president.
Nasir Hamid Khan was elected as the new senior vice-president, Abdul Majid Mir junior vice-president, and Farooq Amin has been elected as the new secretary general.
While Sheikh Gowher Ali has been elected as the joint secretary general, Manzoor Ahmad Pakhtoon will be the new treasurer of the apex trade body of J&K.
The AGM was attended by about 300 members out of the KCCI out of its about 1300 members. The results of the elections for the executive committee of KCCI for 2018-19 were declared by three members election commission constituted for conducting the chamber elections, which included chairman Rauf Ahmad Punjabi and two members Mubeen Shah and Abdul Hamid Punjabi, reads the statement.
The elected executive committee members, according the statement, include: Abdul Wahid Malik with 551 votes, Javid Ahmad Tenga with 546 votes, Sheikh Ashiq with 537 votes, Farooq Amin with 528 votes, Sajid Farooq Shah with 528 votes, Syed Masood Shah 528 votes, Abdul Majid Mir with 526 votes, Faiz Ahmad Bakshi with 524 votes, Nazir Ahmad Khan with 524 votes, Sheikh Imran with 519 votes, Ashiq A Shangloo with 516 votes, Muzaffar Majid Jan with 514 votes, Ashfaq Siddiq Dug with 511 votes, Fayaz A Punjabi with 510 votes, Altaf A Trumboo with 509 votes, Feroz Ahmad Mir with 508 votes, Manzoor A Pakhtoon with 508 votes, Umer N Tibetbaqal with 506 votes, Ghulam Nabi Bhat with 505 votes, Sheikh Gowhar Ali with 503 votes and Babar Chowdhary with 502 votes.
42 basic members of KCCI for last few days were busy contesting for seats in the 21-member executive committee of Kashmir's premier business body. The 42 contestants have been vying for leadership of the 1300-member chamber.