ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National Press Club (NPC) has announced a three-day mourning over the killing of senior journalist Arshad Sharif and demanded an investigation at the highest level into his killing.
Arshad Sharif, 49, was shot dead in Kenya, his wife Javeria Siddique confirmed citing the police.
I lost friend, husband and my favourite journalist @arsched today, as per police he was shot in Kenya.
Respect our privacy and in the name of breaking pls don’t share our family pics, personal details and his last pictures from hospital.
Remember us in ur prayers. pic.twitter.com/wP1BJxqP5e
— Javeria Siddique (@javerias) October 24, 2022
In a statement, the National Press Club strongly condemned the killing of Arshad Sharif and announced that the flag would remain at half-mast to observe a three-day mourning over his killing.
The journalist body also demanded that a Judicial Commission and Fact Finding Commission must be formed to conduct a thorough investigation to ascertain the reasons behind his killing in Kenya.
Meanwhile, the Country’s political leadership including President Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif as well as journalist community expressed deep sorrow over the association of Arshad Sharif.
Arshad Sharif’s death Is a great loss to journalism and Pakistan.
May his soul rest in peace and may his family, which includes his followers, have the strength to bear this loss
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وانا الیہ راجعون
— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) October 24, 2022
Wishing the Hindu community in Pakistan and around the world on Diwali 🪔, the festival of lights.
May the day bring peace, joy and harmony to our world!
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) October 24, 2022
No words right now. Arshad Sharif the truth cost you your life. pic.twitter.com/XiIqiiqRjk
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) October 23, 2022
— Arif Hameed Bhatti (@arifhameed15) October 24, 2022
I appeal to International Federation of Journalists @IFJasiaapacific and @CpjAsia to constitute Fact Finding Mission to probe the killing of senior anchor person and investigative journalist #ArshadShareef This case unlike many journalist’s murder should not go unnoticed.
— Mazhar Abbas (@MazharAbbasGEO) October 24, 2022
Unbelievable. May Allah rest the soul of Arshad Sharif in peace. Ameen. https://t.co/l6ELwdCCYK
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) October 24, 2022
My brother,my friend my colleague arshad shareef was shot dead in Kenya..I still can’t believe it. It’s beyond heart breaking.this is just wrong.. this is painful.. I love u brother
— Kashif Abbasi (@Kashifabbasiary) October 23, 2022
ارشد شریف کے قتل کی خبر سن کر ہم پریشان ہیں۔ ہم قابل اعتماد تحقیقات کا مطالبہ کرتے ہیں۔ اس کا نام یاد رکھا جائے گا۔ pic.twitter.com/PsQbdYEd8O
— International Human Rights Foundation (@Declaracion) October 24, 2022
Just heard shocking news of Arshad sharif’s assassination.he was like a younger https://t.co/2bvGwI52Rq hell with restraint, to hell with everything.None of us will rest till we find the bastards who did this and make them pay.feels like my heart will burst with grief.
— Mohammad Malick (@MalickViews) October 23, 2022