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Journalist Arshad Sharif shot dead in Kenya

Journalist Arshad Sharif shot dead in Kenya, it emerges on wee hours of Monday.

While ARY News reported that the senior journalist was killed in an accident in the capital of Kenya, Nairobi.

Arshad Sharif’s death was confirmed by family sources and colleagues, but further details of the incident were not immediately known.

Sources report that the incident is being investigated by the Kenyan local police.

In the latest development, Police in Kenya have confirmed to Pakistan Strategic Forum, through the partner defence communities in Nairobi, that Pakistani citizen Arshad Sharif was “shot in the head by armed assailants while travelling by road”.

They further said an investigation has started.

The police have not ruled out the possibility of gang violence or armed robbery, and have so far said they will not comment as to if they are treating the ongoing investigation as an “assassination”.

According to sources, Arshad Sharif also went to London from Dubai a few days ago.

The 49-year-old award-winning journalist recently featured in the trailer for a documentary titled “Behind Closed Doors”.

Taking it to Twitter, senior journalist Kashif Abbasi said, “My brother, my friend my colleague Arshad Shareef was shot dead in Kenya. I still can’t believe it. It’s beyond heartbreaking. this is just wrong.. this is painful. I love you brother.”

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

Social media in Pakistan was left in frenzy following unverified reports of the death of senior journalist Arshad Sharif who left Pakistan a few weeks ago.

So far unconfirmed reports are arriving on the Twitter timeline, shared mostly by journalists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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