Arshad Sharif

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Full NameArshad Sharif (ارشد شریف)
Birth DateFebruary 22, 1973
Death DateOctober 23, 2022
Age at Death49
Birth PlaceKarachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Death PlaceKajiado, Kenya
Cause of DeathAssassination (gunshot wounds)
Resting PlaceH-11 graveyard, Islamabad, Pakistan
EducationBA in Journalism (Gordon College), MPA (Quaid-e-Azam University), MA in Media Studies (Ulster University)
Occupation(s)News Anchor, Analyst
EmployerARY Digital Network
Known ForPower Play TV Show (ARY News), News Reporter at Dawn News, TV Show Kyun? (Why?) at Dunya News
Notable PositionsAnchor and Bureau Chief (ARY News), News Anchor (Dunya TV), Former Director of News (AAJ News and Dunya TV)
TelevisionARY News, Dunya News, Dawn News
ParentMuhammad Sharif (father)
RelativesAshraf Sharif (brother)
AwardsPride of Performance, Agahi Award, Asian Investigative Media Award, War Correspondent Award
YouTube ChannelArshad Sharif Official
YouTube Subscribers443 thousand
YouTube Total Views12.3 million
Career StartBegan as a freelancer in 1993
Notable Career MilestonesCovered conflicts in FATA, reported from international locations, started Power Play in 2014
Awards and Recognition2012 Agahi Award, 2016 Investigative Journalist of the Year, 2018 Agahi People’s Choice Award
Major ContributionsKnown for investigative journalism, an outspoken critic of the Pakistani army
Notable EventsFled Pakistan in August 2022 due to sedition charges, later moved to Dubai and then Kenya
AssassinationKilled in Kenya, revealed to be a planned targeted assassination by a Pakistani FIA report

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