Pakistani Elected President of UNCA
By Iftikhar Ali

United Nations: Masood Haider, a senior Pakistani journalist, has been elected president of the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) for the year 2006.
Mr. Haider, who represents Pakistan's most respected English daily newspaper Dawn at the UN Headquarters in New York, was not challenged in the annual elections.
He is the third Pakistani journalist to head the prestigious 175-member Association since its establishment in 1946. The United Nations journalists' association was formed to promote and defend the professional interests of its members.
A 10-member executive committee was also elected.
Mr. Haider worked for the Eastern News Agency, Morning News and The Muslim before joining Dawn in 1993. He was accredited to the UN in 1990.
Masood Haider, a Pakistani-American is a resident of Westchester, New York and contributes regularly to other news journals also including He is a keen South Asia political observer and writes Op-Ed articles also.