New shocking revelations have come to light in the murder of senior Pakistani journalist and anchorperson Arshad Sharif, who was shot dead in Kenya.

The revelations were made by senior journalist Kamran Shahid in his programme “On the Front” on Dunya News.

Unearthing shocking details regarding the cold-blooded murder of Arshad, Kamran said that the senior journalist was brutally tortured for over three hours and his nails were pulled from fingers before being martyred, while his fingers and ribs were also broken due to severe torture.

Terming it a premeditated assassination, he said shots were fired from a close range on the back of his [Arshad Sharif] head.

The “On the Front” host further said that the presence of 10 American instructors and trainers at the shooting range has also been revealed on the day of Arshad Sharif was martyred in Kenya.

“At eight o clock on the night of October 23, Arshad was shot while going in the car with Khurram, who took him [Arshad Sharif] by a long way instead of the usual one on the day he was martyred,” he added.

It was also revealed that Khurram usually used the shooting range road, but that night he took the Magadi Highway route instead of the normal route despite its distance, while the investigation was also not well co-operated, Pakistani investigators asked about the people on the range but the Kenyan authorities did not provide information.

Kamran also revealed that 10 American instructors and trainers were also present where Arshad Sharif was martyred and he also had dinner with American instructors and others on October 22 and 23.

AUTOPSY: On October 27, initial autopsy report of Arshad revealed that he succumbed to his wounds almost 30 minutes after being shot.

An eight-member medical board constituted by the federal government conducted an autopsy on the body of Arshad at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad.

The medical board examined Sharif s body and conducted forensic, toxicological, and pathology tests in addition to performing the autopsy in accordance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs).

According to the initial report, “Bullet injuries in his head and the right lung were the causes of his death.”

Samples of various organs, including the heart, lungs, and stomach, were obtained for forensic analysis. A final report will be issued once reports of pathology, toxicology and forensics are made available to the board, the medical board added.

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