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Senior PDP legislator Zafar Iqbal Manhas was today appointed as the vice-president of J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) - a post that had remained vacant for 36 years.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who is also the president of the academy, approved Manhas' nomination.
A former secretary of the academy, Manhas has held several positions at state-level including as secretary of State Autonomy Committee, member of Autonomy Committee and secretary of J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Pahari Speaking People.
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