ISLAMABAD: The flight carrying mortal remains of senior journalist and anchorperson Arshad Sharif left Nairobi at 1:25am on Tuesday. The dead body of Arshad Sharif will reach Islamabad via Doha.
Arshad Sharif, was reportedly shot to death by Kenyan Police along the Nairobi-Magadi highway on Sunday in “mistaken identity case”.
According to Kenyan media, the journalist was fatally shot in the head by cops after allegedly violating a roadblock established to keep an eye on motor vehicles using the route.
The media, while quoting local police officials, said that they were directed to intercept a car involved in a carjacking in Nairobi in which a child was taken hostage, which was similar to the one Arshad Sharif and his driver were driving.
Earlier, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday telephoned Kenyan President William Ruto and emphasized for an impartial and fair investigation into the killing of senior journalist Arshad Sharif.