Veteran Kashmiri Journalist Ershad Mahmud inducted as Central Secretary Information PTI AJK

Altaf Hamid Rao,

MIRPUR (AJK):  The central command of Pakistan Tehreek – e – Insaaf has unveiled the newly-formed body of AJK chapter of the party under the leadership of Barrister Sultan Mahmood Choudhry, former Prime Minister of AJK, as the President of the Party’s AJK chapter, according to an official notification issued by central secretariat of the PTI on Friday.

The PTI AJK secures distinction as a result of induction of seasoned personalities of their respective fields in different slots as the party’s office bearers – including with the arrival of the distinguished seasoned Kashmiri journalist, intellectual, columnist, analyst and the peace activist Ershad Mahmud, originally hailing from Rawalakot, as Central Information Secretary of the party.

Ershad’s appointment as Secretary Information PTI AJK came following his long distinguished career in the field of journalism both in Pakistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir since he entered the practical life being a media man after doing his post graduation in political science from Karachi university about two decades ago.

His induction as Info Secretary of PTI AJK has been widely lauded across AJK among the masses including social and political quarters in general and the party ranks in particular for his being a young and bright intellectual face of AJK.

He secured good repute being a professional media man in and outside the country as well as at either side of the line of control in the Jammu & Kashmir state, for his vibrant role being a widely traveled persons and known participants of track-II dialogues over the Kashmir question.

Ershad writes in Urdu and English for various national and international publications – mostly on current regional (Jammu Kashmir), national and international affairs. Most of his write-ups are reportedly entertained by the policy makers as a guideline during the routine course of action for devising the policies over the public issues.

Ershad Mahmud also currently holds one of the key slots in Kashmiri AJK-based think-tank – Central For Peace, Development and Reforms (CPDR) being Executive Director of the organization. The CPDR also primarily serves, since long, a research and training organization focusing on youth capacity building, trade and governance issues since long.