Senior journalist and television anchorperson Arshad Sharif will be laid to rest in Islamabad On Thursday (today).

The family announced that his funeral prayers will be offered at the Shah Faisal Mosque at 2 pm. Later, he will be laid to rest at the H-11 cemetery in the federal capital.

Arshad Sharif’s body was flown to Pakistan from Kenya yesterday in the early hours of Wednesday. Members of his family received his body at the Islamabad airport.

In Kenya, the country’s police, in its first report, admitted to killing him. The Kenyan police said that Sharif was shot in the head in a mistaken identity case.

At his family’s request, an eight-member medical board of the PIMS hospital carried out the postmortem on his body at the hospital. An ENT surgeon and an OMFS surgeon were also included in the team of doctors at the family’s request.

The PIMS medical board also conducted an X-ray and CT scan of his body at the hospital.

Sources said that the initial postmortem report is expected to be released today.

Professor Hashim Raza of the PIMS hospital said that forensics of the samples sent to the laboratory may take some days.

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