Popular investigative Journalist, Arshad Sharif died in Kenya reportedly after being shot. His wife Javeria Siddique confirmed this, early on Monday morning.
“I lost friend, husband and my favourite journalist [Arshad Sharif] today, as per police he was shot in Kenya,” she tweeted.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar said Pakistan’s High Commission in Kenya was ascertaining information from the authorities.
Condolences poured in from colleagues and politicians on the journalist’s passing death.
“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,” ARY News anchorperson Kashif Abbasi tweeted.
Geo News anchorperson Shahzeb Khanzada said he was extremely sad to hear the devastating news.
“Arshad Sharif, not just a colleague, a brother, is no more. From Islamabad to Moscow, from Dunya News to ARY, I’ve not known a finer gentleman. Shot dead. Too young. Too brutally,” Hum News anchorperson Meher Bokhari tweeted.
Senator Azam Swati also said he was devastated by the news of Sharif’s death.