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Arshad Sharif School of Journalism becomes a reality

In the Arshad Sharif School of Journalism, special attention would be paid to investigative journalism and journalistic values​.

In honor of the slain journalist Arshad Sharif, the Government College University (GCU) renamed its media department to the Arshad Sharif School of Journalism.

According to the details, the Vice Chancellor of GCU Asghar Zaidi held a meeting with PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan to inquire about his health. During the meeting, it was decided to rename the media department.

Speaking on this occasion the VC of GC University Asghar Zaidi said that in the Arshad Sharif School of Journalism, special attention would be paid to investigative journalism and journalistic values​.

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He also revealed that a new building of Arshad Sharif School of Journalism will also be constructed on the campus and that an Endowment fund would be set up for this purpose.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan welcomed the development and said that the future of the nation is connected with the students studying in the universities and that there was an urgent need to take all possible steps to enlighten the students about education in Pakistan.

Arshad Sharif, a strong supporter of PTI chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan, was shot dead in Kenya’s Nairobi city on October 23. The death of the journalist sent shock waves across rights organizations, the media fraternity, and civil society and prompted calls for thorough investigation and disclosure of facts.

At least 25,000 people attended Arshad Sharif’s funeral at Faisal Mosque to pay their respects to the veteran journalist. Many mourners gathered in the vast courtyard of the Faisal Mosque, one of Pakistan’s largest, and chanted slogans such as “Arshad, your blood will usher in revolution and “God is great!”

Kenyan police first said that Arshad Sharif was killed in a case of “mistaken identity” but since the seasoned journalist’s post-mortem and his body’s transfer to his home country, several Kenyan news outlets have not only questioned the police’s conduct but have raised questions over the manner in which he was killed.

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