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.”
My brother,my friend my colleague arshad shareef was shot dead in Kenya..I still can’t believe it. It’s beyond heart breaking.this is just wrong.. this is painful.. I love u brother— Kashif Abbasi (@Kashifabbasiary) October 23, 2022
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.
“Pakistani journalist shot in head by sniper in foreign country” sure sounds like a military operation to me.— CJ Werleman (@cjwerleman) October 23, 2022
Family sources and colleagues have confirmed journalist Arshad Sharif has been killed in Kenya. No more details available. He was in London a few days ago after arriving in the city from Dubai.— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaViews) October 23, 2022
Confirmed 💔💔💔💔💔— Waseem Badami (@WaseemBadami) October 23, 2022
Arshad Sharif, not just a colleague, a brother, is no more. From Islamabad to Moscow, from Dunya News to ARY, I’ve not known a finer gentleman.— Meher Bokhari (@meherbokhari) October 23, 2022
Shot dead. Too young. Too brutally.
Still can not wrap my head around it
Arshad Sharif was too young to die, devastating news for the entire media industry. Got to know him more during our stay in Moscow early this year. I am in pain, I am speechless. God 💔.We disagreed on many accounts but he had always shown highest degree of respect #arshadshareef— Adil Shahzeb (@adilshahzeb) October 23, 2022
Ary journalists are confirming that Arshad Sharif is no more 💔💔— Ihtisham Ul Haq (@iihtishamm) October 23, 2022
Family sources & colleagues have confirmed journalist Arshad Sharif has been killed in Kenya, he was senior media activists & well know journalist of Pakistani Mainframe media.— Dia (@DiaAqsa) October 23, 2022
Remember, he would almost talking against Pakistani Army Chief General Bajwa. https://t.co/evTrMKxHZG