Dr Mughees-ud-Din Sheikh dies of COVID

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LAHORE – Renowned educationist Dr Mughees-ud-Din Sheikh has died of the coronavirus on Wednesday.

He was put on a ventilator after admitted to a local hospital last night.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz has expressed deep sorrow and grief over the sad demise of Prof. Dr. Mughees-ud-Din Sheikh.

In a statement, the minister said that today the nation ha lost a great teacher of journalism. He prayed to Allah Almighty to rest his soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear this loss with fortitude.

The late professor earned his PhD in Mass Communication and Master (MA) in Journalism from the University of IOWA, USA. Previously he gained Master (MA) from Punjab University.

He received University Best Teacher Award by Higher Education Commission, Presidential Award Izaz-e-Fazeelat in the year 2009, and UN Award regarding meritorious services for the establishment of FM Radio 104.6 in AJK for the victims of the earthquake.

 

 

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