|PU VC announces Hamid Javed, Moeen Ahmed scholarships|
LAHORE: (Thursday, Aug 02, 2012): Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has announced Hamid Javed and Moeen Ahmed scholarships at Institute of Communication Studies starting from this year honouring the services of renowned late journalists. He made the announcement at a condolence reference organized by Punjab University Department of Public Relations and Education Reporters Association in the memory of veteran journalists Hamid Javed, Moeen Ahmed and Shahid Rasheed at Executive Club. Education Minister Mian Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khaleeq ur Rehman, Prof Dr Shaukat Ali, Prof Dr Shafique Jullandhry, Prof Dr Mujahid Mansoori, Pervaiz Bashir, Khawar Naeem Hashmi, Prof Dr Javed Akram, Arshad Ansari, Sarmad Bashir, Amjad Warraich, Adnan Lodhi, Lala Khalil, families of the late journalists and a large number of education reporters participated in the event. While addressing the reference, Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran expressed deep sense of sorrow on behalf of PU teachers, students and employees and said that they shared grief the bereaved families. He said that he had never ever seen Hamid in anger and he was bestowed with social skills. He said that Moeen was also an honest journalist and he used to report university affairs in the way that could promote and strengthen healthy trends on campus. Senior professor of journalism Prof Dr Shafique Jullandhry said that it was a great loss to journalism and all of us expressed solidarity with their families. He said that both the journalists faced professional pressure amicably. Senior columnist and professor of journalism Prof Dr Mujahid Mansoori said that he was proud of that both were his students and he had deep working relations with them. He said that the social relations of Hamid were strong and he had much sources and relations in social sector. He said that the news sense of Hamid was so sharp that he used to judge any news item very quickly whether it was true or false. He said that such reporters were vanishing from our profession. Renowned journalist Pervaiz Bashir said that we missed Hamid Javed every day at our office and Hamid used to work very quickly. He said that Hamid even used to financially help aggrieved people to purchase medicine etc. He said that Moeen always educated people in his reporting. Dr Javed Akram said that we felt the absence of Hamid and Moeen as their families did. He said that both the reporters used to dig out facts after hardcore investigation and always criticized the matters positively. He said that both the reporters had never misused their positions. He said that both the reporters created awareness among people regarding various diseases. He said that it would be our pleasure to serve the families of the deceased whenever they would contact us. Senior journalist Khawar Naeem Hashmi said that the loss of life of Hamid Javed and Moeen Ahmed was not only for us and their families but basically it was great loss to real journalism. He said that both the reporters had exemplary characters that must be taught in our syllabus. Senior journalist Amjad Warraich said that he got first lesson of journalism from Hamid and used to work with Moeen at the same flour. President Lahore Press Club Arshad Ansari said that the journalism of Lahore was proud of both the reporters. He said that both the reporters had strong and clean characters and both were self-made persons. Former president of Lahore Press Club Sarmad Bashir said that it was very difficult to believe that both were not among us. He said that Moeen was fully aware of his professional responsibilities. President Education Reporters Association Adnan Lodhi thanked Punjab University Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran for announcement of scholarships in the honour of late journalists at ICS. Later, the participants offered fateha for Hamid Javed, Moeen Ahmed, Shahid Rashid of Takmeel-e-Pakistan, father of Sarmad Bashir and son of Amjad Waraich. Director Public Relations Isar Rana moderated the whole event.