Imran Khan visits residence of Arshad Sharif, offers condolences

Imran Khan visits residence of Arshad Sharif, offers condolences


Police killed Arshad Sharif in 'mistaken identity': Kenyan media

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Monday visited the residence of senior journalist Arshad Sharif, who was shot dead by Kenyan police in a case of ‘mistaken identity.’

Imran Khan offered his condolence to the mother of the martyr and other family members. The former prime minister also prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.

Senior journalist and anchorperson Arshad Sharif, was reportedly shot to death by Kenyan Police along the Nairobi-Magadi highway on Sunday in “mistaken identity case”.

According to Kenyan media, the journalist was fatally shot in the head by cops after allegedly violating a roadblock established to keep an eye on motor vehicles using the route.

The media, while quoting local police officials, said that they were directed to intercept a car involved in a carjacking in Nairobi in which a child was taken hostage, which was similar to the one Arshad Sharif and his driver were driving.

On the other hand, Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah, while hearing a petition seeking an inquiry into Sharif’s death, instructed representatives from the foreign and interior ministries to immediately meet the journalist’s family.

The court also issued notices to the federal and interior secretaries and directed their respective ministries to submit a report tomorrow.