Shocking revelations of Arshad Sharif's assassination come to light
Shocking revelations of Arshad Sharif’s assassination come to light
LAHORE (Dunya News) – New shocking revelations have come to light in the murder case of senior Pakistani journalist and anchor person Arshad Sharif, who was brutally martyred in Kenya.
The revelations were made by senior journalist Kamran Shahid in his program “On the Front” on Dunya News.
Unearthing shocking details of regarding the cold-blooded assassination of Arshad Sharif, Kamran Shahid said that the senior journalist was brutally tortured for over three hours and his nails were pulled from fingers before being martyred, while his fingers and ribs were also broken due to severe torture.
Terming it a premeditated assassination, he said shots were fired from a close range on the back of his [Arshad Sharif] head.
The “On the Front” host further said that the presence of 10 American instructors and trainers at the shooting range has also been revealed on the day of Arshad Sharif was martyred in Kenya.
“At eight o clock on the night of October 23, Arshad Sharif was shot while going in the car with Khurram, who took him [Arshad Sharif] by a long way instead of the usual one on the day the anchorperson was martyred,” he added.
It was also revealed in Dunya News program that Khurram usually used the shooting range road, but that night he took the Magadi Highway route instead of the normal route despite its distance, while the investigation was also not well co-operated, Pakistani investigators asked about the people on the range but the Kenyan authorities did not provide information.
Kamran Shahid also revealed that 10 American instructors and trainers were also present where Arshad Sharif was martyred and he also had dinner with American instructors and others on October 22 and 23.
On October 27, initial autopsy report of slain senior journalist Arshad Sharif revealed that the anchorperson succumbed to his wounds almost 30 minutes after being shot.
An eight-member medical board constituted by the federal government conducted an autopsy on the body of Arshad Sharif at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad.
The medical board examined Sharif s body and conducted forensic, toxicological, and pathology tests in addition to performing the autopsy in accordance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs).
According to the initial report available with Dunya News, “Bullet injuries in his head and the right lung were the causes of his death.”
Samples of various organs, including the heart, lungs, and stomach, were obtained for forensic analysis. A final report will be issued once reports of pathology, toxicology and forensics are made available to the board, the medical board added.
Funeral prayers of journalist and anchorperson Arshad Sharif, who was martyred in police firing in Kenya, had been performed at Faisal Masjid in the capital city.
The funeral prayers were led by the khateeb of Faisal Masjid Professor Dr. Qari Muhammad Ilyas, in which thousands of people including political, social leaders and journalist community participated.
Leaders of various political parties including PTI leaders Shibli Faraz, Azam Khan Swati and Murad Saeed offered the funeral prayers of the slain journalist. PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and PPP leader Faisal Karim Kundi were also present.
On October 24, the prominent investigative journalist had been killed in Kenya nearly two months after he left Pakistan.
“I lost friend, husband and my favourite journalist today, as per police he was shot in Kenya,” Javeria Siddique tweeted about her husband Arshad Sharif’s death.
Sharif was previously associated with local TV channel and had gone to Dubai after resigning from the channel. He had worked for country’s top news channels and newspapers in the past. He was awarded ‘Presidential Pride of Performance’ for his exceptional journalism in the year 2019.