Breaking: A senior journalist Arshad Sharif is shot dead in Kenya,

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A senior journalist Arshad Sharif is shot dead in Kenya,
A senior journalist Arshad Sharif is shot dead in Kenya,

An investigation is taking place by the police into an incident that claimed the life of a 49-year-old journalist

According to his wife, Javeria Siddiqui, the journalist Arshad Sharif, has passed away after allegedly being shot in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city.

On Twitter, Siddiqui showed her sorrow at the loss of her beloved friend, husband, and favorite journalist Arshad Siddiqui, saying “Per police reports, Arshad was shot in Kenya today.”.

A senior journalist Arshad Sharif is shot dead in Kenya,

It has been reported by ARY News that the Kenyan authorities have opened an investigation into the fatal gun attack in which Sharif was killed. 

During his career, the 49-year-old had held various positions in the country’s newsrooms, and he was honored by President Arif Alvi in March of this year with the Pride of Performance award. 

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A senior journalist Arshad Sharif is shot dead in Kenya,

There is a wife and five children that he leaves behind to take care of. 

The FIRs (first information reports) were published earlier this year on the charges of sedition and peddling an “anti-state” narrative against three reporters – Arshad Sharif, Sabir Shakir, and Sami Ibrahim – who had been being charged with sedition.

In several districts of Sindh and Balochistan, police have received complaints about journalists who have been facing similar charges and have filed cases against them.

It is alleged in the First Information Reports (FIRs) that the journalists were maligning Pakistan Army and state institutions in order to stir anti-national sentiments among the residents of the districts concerned.

During his tenure as anchor of ARY News in the early 2000s, Arshad Sharif was charged with a crime at a police station in Hyderabad under its B-section.

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It has come to the attention of the rights activists, journalists, and politicians that the FIRs registered against three journalists may be construed as an attempt to muzzle the press, based on similar charges and a similar pattern.

In response to what appeared to be a coordinated effort on the part of the powers that be in order to silence dissent, journalists and activists had noted in their writings that individuals who had previously been in the good books of the powers that be, had now become the “enemies of the state” for having struck their “raw nerve” with their criticism.

We pray that Allah rests the soul of this great man in peace and gives him the highest position in the Janat Ameen.

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