Amid tears and tributes, Arshad Sharif laid to rest at Islamabad’s graveyard
Senior journalist and television anchorperson Arshad Sharif has been laid to rest at the H-11 cemetery in Islamabad after his funeral prayers were offered at Faisal Masjid on Thursday.
The body of Arshad Sharif was shifted from his house to Faisal Masjid where his funeral prayers were offered. Thousands of people attended the funeral prayers.
Strict security arrangements were made for Arshad Sharif’s funeral prayers, with heavy contingents of Islamabad Police and FC deployed around Shah Faisal Masjid.
According to the statement issued by the federal administration, Sindh Police and FC were also deployed to assist the Islamabad Police, a total of 3,792 security personnel were deployed around Faisal Mosque, 3 SPs, 5 ASPs and DSPs supervised the security arrangements, 6 inspectors, 1000 constables were deployed around Faisal Mosque.
Postmortem of senior journalist Arshad Sharif was conducted yesterday at PIMS Hospital in Islamabad, the 8-member medical board of PIMS conducted the postmortem of the slain journalist.
Arshad Sharif shot dead in ‘mistaken identity’
Earlier, Kenyan police confirmed senior journalist and anchorperson Arshad Sharif was shot dead by the police in a ‘mistaken identity’ case while travelling to Nairobi from the country’s Magadi town.
According to foreign media, Arshad Sharif was shot in the head by Kenyan police near Nairobi after his driver allegedly breached a road block.
The publication, citing police, said that the manned roadblock had received information to intercept a car similar to the Sharif’s car, following a carjacking incident in Nairobi in which a child was allegedly taken hostage.
Judicial Commission formed
The prime minister Shehbaz Sharif has decided to form a judicial commission to probe into the ‘mistaken identity’ killing of senior journalist and anchorperson Arshad Sharif by Kenyan police.
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said in a statement that, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has decided to form a judicial commission headed by a judge of the High Court to investigate the murder of senior journalist Arshad Sharif.