Journalism fraternity in disbelief over Arshad Sharif’s killing, calls for ‘transparent inquiry’

Journalist Arshad Sharif’s death on Sunday night in Kenya in a reported shooting incident shocked rights organisations, media fraternity and civil society members back home, prompting calls for thorough investigation and disclosure of facts.
Earlier today, Kenyan media quoted local police as saying that Sharif was shot dead by police in a case of “mistaken identity”. It said the incident took place on Sunday night along the Nairobi-Magadi highway.
However, the statement from the Kenyan media was received with skepticism in Pakistan, with journalists demanding the government to hold a “transparent inquiry” and bring facts to light.
Fellow journalist and Sharif’s former colleague, Kashif Abbasi, expressed his disbelief, calling it “beyond heartbreaking”.

“My brother, my friend, my colleague Arshad Shareef was shot dead in Kenya … I still can’t believe it. It’s beyond heartbreaking. This is just wrong … this is painful … I love u brother,” ARY News anchorperson Kashif Abbasi tweeted.

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