Senior Pakistani investigative journalist Arshad Sharif shot dead by Kenya Police near Nairobi on Monday. The Kenya Police reported that it was a case of mistaken identity. Arshad Sharif recently left Pakistan after a number of journalists were targeted and removed from TV channels based on their investigative journalism and reporting.
According to the state police, Arshad Sharif was travelling in a Motor Vehicle Registration number KDG 200M when he was shot dead by the Police based on a case of mistake identity.
Arshad Sharif’s wife shared the shocking news on twitter “According to the police, my favorite journalist, friend, and husband, Arshad Sharif, was shot in Kenya today. Please respect our privacy and refrain from sharing any of our family’s photos, personal information, or his final hospital photographs in the name of breaking news. Think of us in your prayers, “Javeria Siddique, Sharif’s wife, stated in a tweet.
According to early reports, Sharif was killed in an accident. According to the Pakistani Foreign Office, their High Commission in Kenya was gathering intelligence from the relevant parties.
After hearing the news of Arshad Sharif’s passing, numerous well-known Pakistanis and members of the media community extended their condolences.
The interior and foreign ministries were asked by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to submit a report regarding the suspected murder of veteran journalist and former ARY News presenter Arshad Sharif in Kenya.
Attorney Shoaib Razaq made the initial argument against Arshad Sharif’s alleged murder in Kenya.
IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah inquired about the senior journalist’s body after hearing the argument.