- Sharif’s wife confirms her husband killed in Nairobi.
- She also urges media and public not to share their family pictures.
- Local police initiate probe and are investigating matter.
Senior Journalist and anchorperson Arshad Sharif has been shot dead in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi.Sharif’s wife Javeria Siddiqui took to Twitter and confirmed the tragic news, acknowledging that her husband was killed in Kenya.
She also urged the media and the public not to share their family pictures, personal details, and Sharif’s last pictures from the hospital on social media.
Local police have initiated a probe and are investigating the matter, the sources said.
Before the confirmation from his wife came to the fore, some earlier reports had indicated that Sharif had died in an accident.
Sharif was previously associated with ARY News and had gone to Dubai after resigning from the channel. Before going to Kenya, he was spotted in London a few days back after arriving from Dubai.
Following the news of Sharif’s death, condolences started pouring in from across the country.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed sadness over the “shocking news of journalist Arshad Sharif’s tragic death”.
“May Allah SWT grant him a place in Heaven. My deep condolences and prayers for the bereaved family,” he said.
PTI chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan expressed his condolences over the death of journalist Arshad Sharif.
PML-N leader Hina Pervaiz Butt extended heartfelt condolences on the demise of the journalist, while PTI leader Ali Zaidi also expressed his grief on the death of Sharif.