Imran Khan, who is the former Prime Minister and Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has declared that the government of Punjab will set up a journalism university in honor of his predecessor Arshad Sharif which will be named after him.
This announcement was made by him during his speech to the citizens who were participating in PTI’s long march which was held in Lahore during the day.
His next statement was that the institute would be known as the Arshad Sharif Shaheed University of Journalism (ASSUJ), which was in accordance with his earlier statement. Furthermore, PTI has dedicated a long march called ‘Haqeeqi Azadi’ to Arshad Sharif and the media industry with its long march.
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Arshad Sharif was assassinated near Nairobi, Kenya, allegedly as the result of an act of “mistaken identity” on the part of the Kenyan police, and it is important to note that his murder was the result of a case of “mistaken identity.”.
Several international and local organizations, including Reporters sans frontières (RSF) and Reporters without Borders (RSF), came out against the alleged assertions made by Kenyan police in regards to the murder of the popular Pakistani journalist as well as the claim that Kenyan police had committed a crime.
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About Arshad Sharif
Arshad Sharif 22 February 1973 – 23 October 2022) was a Pakistani journalist, writer and television news anchor. He specialized in investigative journalism and covered many political events in the country for national and international news organizations, including the United Kingdom. On 23 March 2019, he was awarded the Pride of Performance by the President of Pakistan Arif Alvi for his contributions to journalism. He was shot and killed by police in Kenya on 23 October 2022.
Sharif was the host of the program Power Play on ARY News. He served on AAJ News as News Director. Prior to joining AAJ, he was leading the news team of Dunya News as Director of News and was the host of the program Kyun.
Arshad Sharif was born in Karachi, Pakistan, to a Commander of the Pakistan Navy, Muhammad Sharif TI(M) TK. He began his journalistic career as a freelancer in 1993 while he was still a student. He received his Master of Science in Public Administration from Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad.