Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif, who was killed in Kenya, was brutally tortured for hours earlier than being shot lifeless, a media report mentioned on Thursday citing autopsy stories.
Sharif, 49, a former reporter and TV anchor with ARY TV, and recognized for his proximity to former prime minister Imran Khan, had fled to Kenya after he was booked on expenses of sedition and peddling an “anti-state” narrative by Pakistan’s safety businesses earlier this yr.
He was shot lifeless at a police checkpoint at an hour’s distance from Nairobi on October 23, making a storm within the nation.
Sharif was killed final month in Kenya and the native police claimed that it was a case of mistaken identification. The Specific Tribune reported that Dunya TV host Kamran Shahid in his speak present on Wednesday night time claimed that Sharif was shot at shut vary and that this was not a case of mistaken identification however a ‘deliberate homicide’.
Citing his post-post-mortem stories, Kamran Shahid claimed that Sharif was brutally tortured for hours earlier than being shot lifeless, the paper mentioned.
He additional claimed that the murdered journalist’s fingernails had been pulled out and his fingers and ribs had been damaged throughout torture.
The senior journalist, on his present, additional said that round ’10 American instructors and trainers’ had been current on the capturing vary on the day of Sharif’s homicide.
In keeping with Shahid, Sharif’s contact in Kenya determined to take an extended route again to the town on the day of the homicide as a substitute of the oft-used Magadi Freeway route.
The personal TV programme additional claimed that the Kenyan authorities didn’t cooperate with the investigation both, including that additionally they prevented giving details about the individuals current on the vary.
Earlier, Inside Minister Rana Sanaullah mentioned proof advised Sharif was the sufferer of a focused killing in Kenya, not an unintended capturing, although he nonetheless wanted extra data on the incident.
Kenyan police spokesman Bruno Shioso declined to answer the minister’s feedback on the demise of the TV journalist.
A police report a day after the capturing mentioned cops looking automobile thieves opened hearth on the automobile that Sharif was touring in because it drove by their roadblock with out stopping.
Shioso mentioned the case was now being investigated by the police watchdog, the state Unbiased Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA). A spokesperson on the IPOA didn’t instantly reply to calls and a message looking for remark.
The Pakistan authorities has fashioned an investigation staff to look into the matter whereas the inside minister mentioned the Kenyan police had not but given Pakistani investigators all of Sharif’s recovered belongings.
(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by Amazoonkart workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)
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