Pak journalist Arshad Sharif shot dead in Kenya

24 October, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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Senior Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif was reportedly shot to death in Kenya claimed his wife on Monday.

Senior Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif was reportedly shot to death in Kenya claimed his wife on Monday.

Tooking on Twitter Sharif’s wife Javeria Siddique stated ” I lost friend, husband and my favourite journalist @arsched today, as per police he was shot in Kenya. Respect our privacy and in the name of breaking pls don’t share our family pics, personal details and his last pictures from hospital. Remember us in ur prayers.”

According to initial media reports, Sharif passed away in an accident. However, Pakistani Foreign Office stated that their High Commission in Kenya was gathering intelligence from the relevant parties.

After hearing the news of Arshad Sharif’s passing, numerous well-known Pakistanis and members of the media community extended their condolences.

Farahnaz Ispahani, a former member of the Pakistani parliament, sent her most sincere sympathies. “What a significant and devastating loss. May he rest in peace forever.”

“Sincere condolences. We’re keeping him and you in our prayers “added Husain Haqqani, a former Pakistani ambassador to the US.

According to a Paris-based media watchdog, Pakistan is one of the world’s deadliest nations for journalists, with three to four killings each year that are frequently connected to corruption or illicit trade and go unpunished.

Reporters Without Borders warned that any journalist who violates the guidelines set by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), an intelligence agency offshoot, risks being the subject of extensive surveillance that could result in kidnapping and detention in less formal jails or for varying periods of time in state prisons.

The watchdog also said that Pakistan’s top military intelligence organisation, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), is prepared to stifle any criticism.