Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan denounced the brutal killing of journalist Arshad Sharif in Nairobi, Kenya & stated that it has “shown an ongoing targeting of anyone who is daring to criticise or question to those who are in power.”
In a series of tweets, Imran Khan said that, “Shocked at the brutal murder of Arshad Sharif who has paid the price for speaking truth- his life. He had to leave the country ad be in hiding abroad, whereas he continued to speak the truth via social media, while exposing the powerful.”
Khan further added that, “Today the entire nation mourns his death. A thorough judicial probe must be instituted to check his own statements plus proof that other sources have.”
Former PM further mentioned that, “We have fallen into a brutality state, unknown in civilised society, indulged in by the strong against those who dare to criticise & expose wrongdoings. My prayers & condolences go to his grief stricken family.”
Khan added that the murder of Sharif has led to shockwaves in Pakistan.
While exposing the ongoing situation, Khan wrote that it has clearly highlighted an ongoing targeting of anyone who is daring to question those in power.
Arshad Sharif was a Pakistani journalist, who died in Kenya reportedly after being shot. His wife Javeria Siddique confirmed the news about Sharif’s death on Monday morning. She took it to Twitter, tweeting that, “I lost friend, husband and my favourite journalist (Arshad Sharif) today, as per police he was shot in Kenya.”
The mystery revolves around the whole situation that led to Arshad Sharif’s death. Several Pakistani media outlets reported that Sharif had been shot at but then said he died in an accident. Sharif’s wife later tweeted about his death after being shot.
Whereas, the local media of Kenya earlier quoted the local police by saying that Sharif was shot dead by police in a case of “mistaken identity.” It added that the incident took place on the night of Sunday along the Nairobi-Magadi highway.
At the same time, the national police service of Kenya has issued a statement adding that the incident took place along the Kwenia farm road within Magadi, where a “foreigner with the name of Arshad Sharif, who is a Pakistani national aged around 50-year-old was fatally injured by a police official while a passenger in a vehicle KDG 200M.”
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