Federal Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has said that Khurram Ahmad and Waqar Ahmad (Ahmad brothers) were involved in the killing of the senior journalist Arshad Sharif along with Kenyan police.
Speaking to a TV channel he again termed the murder of senior journalist Arshad Sharif in Kenya as a targeted killing. Rana Sanaullah said that both brothers had tried to paint the incident in a different way but that was not a case of mistaken identity.
He also said that the Ahmad brothers were not providing access to the data of their mobile phones. He added that the shooters knew who they were shooting at and they were also aware that on which side Arshad was sitting in the car.
Rana Sanaullah further said that there were marks of torture on Arshad’s body. He said that they had evidence that who had forced Arshad to leave Pakistan. He added that some people had told him on phone to leave. He also said that some people have said that he had left due to the situation in the country but it was evident that he didn’t want to leave Pakistan.
Interior Minister said that there was evidence of how Arshad was made to sit in the plane. He further added that Arshad was helped with an online visa by Waqar but he didn’t know Arshad earlier. He also said that some things needed to be investigated and due to that Waqar’s name wasn’t included in the case.
He said that he would request Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif to talk to the President of Kenya again because Kenyan police were not cooperating.
Earlier in a statement, Rana Sanaullah had said that the stance of Kenyan police did not prove that Arshad was killed on the basis of mistaken identity as those who had fired knew who Arshad Sharif was and on which side.