Who Was Arshad Sharif?
Late Arshad Sharif was a Pakistani journalist, writer, and TV news anchor who died on October 23, 2022. He was highly recognized in investigative journalism and covered many national TV and international political events in Pakistan for national and international news organizations, including the BBC. On March 23, 2019, President of Pakistan Arif Alvi awarded him the Pride of Performance Award for his contributions to journalism. On October 23, 2022, he was assassinated in Kenya. He was the host of the ARY News program Power Play. He was the head News Director at AAJ News. Before joining Aaj, he was the Director of News at Dunya News and the host of the program Kyun.y night. According to reports, the journalist was a frequent critic of Pakistan’s military establishment and a supporter of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, who was ousted in an April parliamentary no-confidence vote.
Arshad Sharif Death
Arshad Sharif, a prominent Pakistani journalist, hiding in Kenya while facing sedition charges, was assassinated on Sunday night. According to reports, the journalist was a frequent critic of Pakistan’s military establishment and a supporter of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, who was ousted in an April parliamentary no-confidence vote.
Pakistani Journalist Arshad Sharif
Police shot, and killed senior Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif in Kenya near the Nairobi area. Kenyan police apologized for the incident, calling it a “mistaken identity” case during a search by the Kenya police for a similar car involved in a child abduction case. Arshad Sharif, 50, fled Pakistan in July to avoid arrest for criticizing the powerful military of the South Asian country. He was also close to Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s government, where it was repeatedly stated that he believed in media freedom.
Who Killed Arshad Sharif?
Authorities say, Arshad Sharif, a prominent Pakistani journalist who fled the country after being charged with sedition, died in Kenya after being shot by Kenya police responding to reports of a stolen vehicle. According to a police report obtained by Kenyan national news outlet The Nation, the roadblock was erected in response to reports of a kidnapping involving a car with a similar license plate number to Sharifs. According to Shiso, Sharif’s car allegedly drove through a road barrier, and “it is then that they were shot at.” “A police officer fatally wounded Sharif,” he said, adding that the incident was being investigated.
Arshad Sharif Family
Sharif’s wife, Javeria Siddique, had confirmed that her husband’s death in Kenya and her brother’s condition were unknown at the time. “I lost a friend, husband, and my favorite journalist today; he was shot in Kenya, according to police,” his wife, Javeria Siddique, tweeted.
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