Electronic Media Producers’ Rights Association (EMPRA) is to conduct its first elections on 10th January, 2016. For which, a total of 15 candidates are contesting in the elections.
In electronic media, no doubt a program or a show is known for its anchor and show, however, the main role is actually played by the people behind cameras. From collecting the information to manage the source, a producer has a huge burden on himself.
There are 584 producers in Lahore and EMPRA united them all at one platform. Only these 584 producers can vote to select their representative.
The organisation was made by big names of industry however, then it was distributed in to two panels:
- Progressive Panel from where Rao Awais is contesting the elections
- Producers Panel from where Aftab Choudhry is a contestant. The contestant of Producers panel is backed by the anchor of program Takrar on Express News, Imran Khan.
The progressive panel is highly enthusiastic for the elections and is seen undergoing campaigns. Rao Awais, who is the producer of Pakistan’s famous program Khara Such hosted by a big name in investigative journalism, Mubasher Lucman, is supported by a number of big names.
Progressive panel today visited Pakistan Television (PTV) and therefore, President PTV Employees Union has announced his Support for EMPRA Progressive Panel.
Moreover, the panel also visited Dunya TV and experienced a positive response by them.
It is also reported that the Progressive Panel Election Campaign Office has been opened and the ceremony was also held for the inauguration.
Earlier, Progressive Panel was assured support by:
AHMED ali Hashmi
Naeen ul Hassan
- Channel 24
- Royal TV
- Neo TV
Zaka Ullah Jutt
- Dunya TV
- Din TV
- Khara Such
- Express News
- Samaa TV
- Ab Tak
- ARY TV
- Geo TV
- Channel 92
- Baaghi TV
Asif Ali Pota
- Waqt News
The campaigns are up and now the foremost wait is of the polling day that when any of the panels would win.