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Slain journalist Arshad Sharif laid to rest in Islamabad

As reported, nearly 20,000 people attended the funeral prayer at Faisal Mosque.

Slain journalist Arshad Sharif was laid to rest in Islamabad’s H-11 graveyard on Thursday.

Thousands attend the funeral prayers of Arshad Sharif offered at the Faisal Mosque, Islamabad.

Many journalists, politicians, and civil society members including Azam Swati, Shibli Faraz, Murad Saeed, Faisal Karim Kundi, Kashif Abbasi, Waseem Badami, and Sami Ibrahim attended the funeral prayers.

As reported, nearly 20,000 people attended the funeral while thousands gathered outside the Faisal Mosque.

The security around Shah Faisal Mosque has beefed up ahead of the funeral.

According to a security order issued by Islamabad police, 3,792 security personnel were deployed. These included six inspectors and 1,010 police constables.

“The security arrangements will be overseen by three superintendents of police and five assistant superintendents of police/deputy superintendents of police,” the order said.

“Sindh police personnel, numbering 204, and 2,500 Frontier Corps personnel have also been deputed to assist Islamabad police, the order notified.

Arshad Sharif was shot dead amid mysterious circumstances in Kenya on Sunday, Oct 22,

At Arshad Sharif’s family’s request, an eight-member medical board of the PIMS hospital carried out the autopsy on his body at the hospital last night.

The PIMS medical board also conducted an X-ray and CT scan of his body at the hospital.

An ENT surgeon and an OMFS surgeon were also included in the team of doctors at the family’s request.

Sources said that the initial postmortem report is expected to be released on Thursday.

Professor Hashim Raza of the PIMS hospital said that forensics of the samples sent to the laboratory may take some days.

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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