LAHORE (APP) - Businessmen Panel swept all four FPCCI’s VP seats of Punjab and Khyber Pukhtunkhawa unopposed in the election of FPCCI for next two-year term starting from Jan 01, 2012.

While the contest will be held among the three presidential candidates from Balochistan namely Fazal Qadir Sherani, Masood Ismail and Mir Haji Lakhni Lashkri and two candidates Haroon Rashid and Shakeel Dhengra from Karachi will face each other for one post of VP on Dec 29. Those elected unopposed VPs backed by Iftikhar Ali Malik from Punjab seats are Azhar Majeed, Mirza Abdur Rehman and Waheed Sandal while one from Khyber Pukhtunkhawa is Zubair Ali Khan.

In traditional rotation, President will be elected from Balochistan. Now a total of 130 voters drawn from Management Committee and General Body of federation will elect the president and other office bearers.

Chairman Businessman Panel Tariq Saeed and panel co-chairman Iftikhar Ali Malik, who is also VP SAARC CCI and founder chairman Pak US Business Council, greeted the newly elected unopposed office bearers.

Tariq hoped that remaining seats will also be swept by his panel already enjoying more than 95 percent majority in the federation.