PM Shehbaz requests Kenya for fair, transparent investigation in Arshad Sharif case
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’s Body:
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and Ministry of Interior (MoI) to take immediate steps to bring back Arshad Sharif’s dead body to Pakistan.
The Prime Minister has also directed the secretaries of the two federal departments to stay in touch with the Kenyan authorities.
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.