Arshad Sharif’s funeral prayers to be offered at Islamabad’s Faisal Mosque today at 2pm
Senior journalist and television anchorperson Arshad Sharif’s funeral prayers will be offered at the Shah Faisal Mosque Islamabad at 2pm on Thursday (today). Later, he will be laid to rest at the H-11 cemetery in the federal capital.
Arshad Sharif’s post-mortem was conducted yesterday at PIMS Hospital Islamabad, two doctors were added to the eight-member medical board at the request of Arshad Sharif’s family.
“It may take few days for the samples to be sent for forensics,” Professor Hashim Raza of the PIMS hospital said
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.