PFUJ demands probe into Arshad Sharif’s murder


ISLAMABAD, OCT 24 (DNA) — Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) president Afzal Butt on Monday demanded the state to conduct an inquiry into the murder of senior journalist and former ARY News anchor Arshad Sharif in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi.

The PFUJ president expressed his grief on the tragic demise of Arshad Sharif and demanded of the Pakistan government to investigate the matter, according to media.

The responsibility of investigating the matter lies on the State of Pakistan and the findings should be made public, Afzal Butt said. He also urged the federal government to make arrangements to bring back the body of senior journalist Arshad Sharif to Pakistan for final rituals.

The senior journalist was killed after an accident in the outskirts of Kenya’s Nairobi city. Police in Kenya have confirmed his death and have opened an investigation into the accident which likely involved a gun attack.

A seasoned journalist, Arshad Sharif was one of Pakistan’s top news anchors. ARY News show Powerplay was Arshad’s last outing on a national television. He had worked for country’s top news channels and newspapers in the past. He was awarded ‘Presidential Pride of Performance’  for his exceptional journalism in the year 2019. =DNA