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Journalist Imran Riaz Khan starts ambulance service in honor of Arshad Sharif

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.

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One of Pakistan’s leading journalist Imran Riaz Khan has started an ambulance service in honor of slain journalist Arshad Sharif.

According to the details, the ambulance will be sent to remote areas which include the cities of Balochistan, South Punjab, and Kashmir. The mother of Arshad Sharif will inaugurate the ambulance service. Arshad Sharif’s family will take charge of the ambulances.

“Maa ji [Arshad Sharif’s mother] will inaugurate the ambulances soon and we will spread this service in the name of Arshad Bhai. And the management of it will also be entrusted to his family, God willing,” Imran Riaz Khan said on Twitter.

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.

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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!”.

Honoring Arshad Sharif

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

the Vice Chancellor of GCU 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.