Former Director of Punjab University’s Institute of Communication Studies, Dr. Mughees-ud-Din Sheikh took his last breath in Lahore today. His funeral prayer was also arranged in his pioneer institute, Punjab University. The sad news was circulated on social media by his students, peers and well-wishers. He continuously promoted the positive image of Pakistan as he was the one who brought the culture of media and journalism studies in public sector institutes. Karwan e Ilm foundation shares the sorrow and grief of his family, friends and students.
Dr. Mughees was currently serving as Dean of Media and Communication Studies at University of Management and Technology (UMT). Prior to joining UMT, he served at other leading institutes of the country including University of Central Punjab (UCP), Superior University and Punjab University. His longest serving institute was Punjab University as he stayed there for 28 years and is teacher of one of the majority of famous media personalities. He joined PU in 1982 and was appointed as Chairman of the department in 2003. He retired from Punjab University in 2010 and then joined Superior University as Chairman of Mass Communication Department. Later on, he joined University of Central Punjab (UCP) and presently was serving in UMT.
He was the first President of Pakistan Media Educators Council and was included as a Board Member in Board of Studies of all major universities of Pakistan. He completed his PhD in Mass Communication from University of IOWA in United States of America. Prior to that, he acquired Master degree from Punjab University in 1977. He was author of approximately 50 research papers and wrote his autobiography as well in 2018 with the name of “Sisakti Muskarati Zindagi”. To his credit were many of scholarships that he had earned during his professional and student lives out of which key scholarships were John F Murray Award in USA and Salzburg Seminar Fellowship in Australia.
Karwan e Ilm Foundation is also thankful to his services for the country and our organization as many of his students are part of our organization. May his soul rest in eternal peace as he has left a great void behind.