The Ministry of Interior has formed an investigation team to probe the killing of renowned journalist Arshad Sharif and issued a notification in this regard. 

On October 23, Sharif was shot and killed by the Kenyan police in a “mistaken identity” case while he was travelling to Nairobi from Kenya’s Magadi town.

The FIA, IB, and ISI officers are part of the three-member investigation team.

FIA Director Athar Waheed, Deputy Director-General IB Shahid Hamid and ISI Lt Col Saad Ahmed are part of the probe team.

According to the notification issued by the interior ministry, the investigation team will immediately leave for Kenya and submit its report to the ministry.

The foreign ministry and the officials of the Pakistani High Commission in Kenya will assist the team. 

The Kenyan police, in its report, admitted that Arshad Sharif was shot in the head in a mistaken identity case.

Arshad Sharif’s body was brought to Islamabad in the early hours of Wednesday. Members of his family received his body at the Islamabad airport. 

Arshad’s death targeted killing: Imran

Addressing a lawyer’s convention in Peshawar on Tuesday, PTI Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan claimed that journalist Arshad Sharif was targeted killing.

“No matter what anyone says, I know that Arshad Sharif became a victim of target killing,” Khan said.

“I had received information that Sharif would be killed so that truth could be silenced.”

The former premier also claimed that Sharif was receiving threats from unknown numbers.

“I told him to leave the country, but he did not listen,” Khan shared, adding that he considered Sharif the most respected figure in journalism.


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