Go Nawaz Go has become the most popular slogan among the Pakistani public these days and if there was a box office of slogans it would surely have been at the top. This slogan has also been chanted at public meetings, press conferences and seminars and has created many incidents. One such incident was of a Preston University student who was reported to have ben expelled after chanting the slogan but the university has issued a statement saying that he news is false.
The student in question was Zakie Zahid of the 4th semester in the BBA program at Preston. He was responsible for chanting the slogan at a university function on 23 September in which Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal minister for Planning and Development and a senior member of the PML-N was the chief guest. Following the incident reports emerged on both the print and electronic media saying that the student had been expelled for his actions which was not the case.
In their clarification notice printed in a local newspaper, the University has made it clear that the student was not expelled or suspended for his actions and that the university respects the democratic rights of all Pakistani citizens. The university said that the story had been published without any input from the university and that all media channels and newspapers should announce the correction of the news which violates the laws of journalism and justice in the country.