Condolences pour in after Arshad Sharif’s death

The shocking news of famous journalist Arshad Sharif’s death in a mistaken identity case in Nairobi, Kenya has stunned Pakistan.

Journalists, politicians, and analysts from all over Pakistan have expressed their grief over his death.

President Dr. Arif Alvi in a tweet stated that his death is a great loss For Pakistan and journalism.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also expressed his sorrow and condolences to the bereaved family via Twitter.

PTI leader Syed Zulfi Bukari stated that the “assassination” has broken many hearts in Pakistan.

Rauf Klasra, a senior journalist and Sharif’s colleague, stated words alone could not explain the grief and pain they were suffering.

President Awami Muslim League Sheikh Rashid Ahmad stated that Arshad Sharif was a true soldier and the nation’s son. He also went to meet Arshad Sharif’s mother to express his condolences. While talking to the media outside Sharif’s house, Rashid stated that Arshad Sharif died for this country. He further added that ‘influence agents’ are portraying the death of the journalist as an accident but it was not an accident.

He further claimed that Sharif died because he was working to release a documentary “behind closed doors” (that was expected to reveal the Sharif family’s corruption). He also revealed that intelligence followed him all the way from the Laal Haveli to Islamabad when he was on his way to Arshad Sharif’s house.

PTI senior leader Asad Umar also expressed his condolences via Twitter.

Pakistan People’s Party leader Naz Baloch expressed her condolences too.

 

Kashif Abbasi, senior Pakistani journalist and Arshad Sharif’s former colleague at ARY News, stated that his death is beyond heartbreaking.

Another senior journalist, Hamid Mir, stated, “Unbelievable. May Allah rest the soul of Arshad Sharif in peace. Ameen.”

Pakistani senior anchorperson Shahzeb Khanzada tweeted that the news of Arshad Sharif is devastating.

Earlier this year, a series of FIRs were lodged against journalists on suspicion of sedition and peddling an “anti-state” narrative.

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