Thursday, October 27, 2022
Senior journalist and television anchorperson Arshad Sharif was laid to rest in Islamabad's H-11 cemetery on Thursday.
The journalist was laid to rest after his funeral prayers were offered amid high security at Islamabad's Faisal Mosque.
Scores of people including members of journalists' fraternity attended Sharif's funeral prayer.
Meanwhile, PTI Chairman Imran Khan along with other PTI leaders offered the funeral prayers of the slain journalist in Lahore absentia. The prayers were attended by PTI leaders Asad Umar, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Shahbaz Gill, Hammad Azhar and others.
Sharif was shot dead by the Kenyan police Sunday night in a “mistaken identity” case while he was travelling to Nairobi.
Sharif's body was flown to Pakistan from Kenya in the early hours of Wednesday. Members of his family received his body at the Islamabad airport.
In Kenya, the country's police, in its first report, admitted to killing him. The Kenyan police said that Sharif was shot in the head in a mistaken identity case.
At his family's request, an eight-member medical board of the PIMS hospital carried out the postmortem on his body at the hospital. An ENT surgeon and an OMFS surgeon were also included in the team of doctors at the family's request.
The PIMS medical board also conducted an X-ray and CT scan of his body at the hospital.
Sources said that the initial postmortem report is expected to be released today.
Professor Hashim Raza of the PIMS hospital said that forensics of the samples sent to the laboratory may take some days to come back.