Arshad Sharif’s body will arrive Pakistan tomorrow at 1am
The flight QR0632, carrying the coffin of senior journalist Arshad Sharif, flying from Doha (after stopover) at 2235 PST today, will arrive at the Islamabad airport at 1am in Wednesday’s wee hours, according to sources.
The statement issued by the Ministry of foreign affairs Pakistan reads that, at the time of the departure of Arshad’s body from Nairobi, Pakistani High Commissioner Saqlain Syedda supervised the arrangements at the airport.
According to the spokesman, flight QR0632 from Doha to Pakistan will depart at 9:35pm and will arrive in Islamabad at 1:50am on October 26.
According to Javeria Siddique, the widow of the deceased, senior journalist Arshad Sharif will be buried on Thursday at the H-11 cemetery in the federal capital, Islamabad.
PM Shehbaz urged Kenya for fair, transparent investigation
The prime minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday requested Kenyan President William Ruto to ensure fair and transparent investigation into the ‘shocking incident’ of senior journalist Arshad Sharif’s murder by Kenyan police.
Taking to twitter, the premier wrote, “Just had a telephonic call with Kenyan President William Ruto about the tragic death of Arshad Sharif in Kenya. I requested him to ensure fair and transparent investigation into shocking incident. He promised all-out help including fast-tracking the process of return of the body to Pakistan.”
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.
Senior Pakistani journalist, writer, anchorperson Arshad Sharif has been brutally shot down Kenya’s capital of Nairobi.
Taking to Twitter Arshad Sharif’s wife Javeria Siddique said, “I lost friend, husband and my favourite journalist Arshad Sharif today, as per police he was shot in Kenya.”
In her tweet, she appealed: “Respect our privacy and in the name of breaking please don’t share our family pics, personal details and his last pictures from hospital.”