Arshad Sharif was a well-known journalist, columnist, and TV host from Pakistan. His name was written as a skilled and courageous journalist in Urdu.
He covered a wide range of political events occurring in the nation for various national and international news outlets, including those in the United Kingdom. He was an expert in investigative journalism. On March 23, 2019, President Alvi gave him the Pride of Performance award for his numerous media-related accomplishments. It was 23 October 2022 when he committed suicide.
Sharif was the host of the “Power Play” program on ARY News; it was the first broadcast in Pakistan. He worked for AAJ News as the news director. Before joining Aaj news, he was the Director of News at Dunya News, where he headed the news department. He hosted the program “Kyun“.
Arshad Sharif EARLY LIFE:
Muhammad Sharif TI(M) TK, Arshad Sharif’s father, was a Commander in the Pakistan Navy. Arshad Sharif was born in Karachi, Pakistan. He started his career as a journalist by working as a freelancer in 1993 while studying. He received his Master of Science in Public Administration from Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad.
Arshad Sharif’s Personal life:
Commander Muhammad Sharif, Arshad Sharif’s father, died from a heart attack in May 2011 at the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology. His younger brother Major Ashraf Shareef was killed in May 2011. His car crashed on the road. This happened after a short distance down the road, his car ran off the road. It struck a tree and instantly killed him.
The corpses of Commander Muhammad Sharif and Muhammad Ashraf Shareef received full military honors at the H-11 Graveyard. He also worked as the “Director of News” for Dunya TV and AAJ News.
Sharif worked as the bureau chief for Dawn News in 2011. He served as the managing editor, writer, and journalist for the journal in 1999. Arshad Sharif joined The News in 1999, and he also joined Daily Dawn in 2001.
Arshad Sharif’s Journalistic career:
Sharif, a defense and international affairs expert, covered conflicts that took place in Pakistani provinces that are under the control of the federal government. He reported for the leading news outlets in Pakistan from London, Paris, Strasbourg, and Kiel. For his outstanding work in 2012, he received an Agahi.
The Investigative Journalist of the Year Award was awarded to both Sharif in his abilities as host and Adeel Raja in his capacity as producer of the Powerplay program in 2016. Sharif was chosen to receive the 2018 Current Affairs Anchor of the Year award. The professional debut of Sharif’s show, Power Play, on ARY News occurred in 2014. Instead of having a conversation, the main goal of the program was to provide viewers with new knowledge
Awards and recognition:
- Pride of Performance Award in 2019 by the President of Pakistan
- Agahi Award for Journalism in 2012
He died on 23 Oct 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya at a Chase Counter by the Kenyan Police.