Arshad Sharif Reported Dead In Kenya
Journalist Arshad Sharif died in Kenya after being shoot, confirms his wife Jaweria Siddique early Monday morning. she tweeted, I lost my friend, husband, and m favorite journalist today. as per police he was shot in Kenya.
Authorities in both countries are yet to confirm Arshad Sharif’s death and the circumstances surrounding it. Pakistani media initially stated that Sharif shoot dead in Kenya but later said he died in an accident. so, the details of the incident that led to his death are known.
condolences poured in from colleagues and politicians on the death of journalist Arshad Sharif. The journalists flooded social media to express their grief after the loss of the famous journalist from Pakistan
The Pakistani television anchor person Meher Bukhari wrote, Arshad Sharif was not just a colleague, but a brother, is no more. From Islamabad to Moscow, from Dunya new to ARY. I have not known finer gentlemen. Shoot dead, too young, too brutally.
ARY News Anchorperson Kashif Abbasi tweeted, My brother, my friend my colleague Arshad Sharif was shot dead in Kenya. I still can’t believe it. It’s beyond heartbreaking. This is just wrong.. this is painful. I love u brother
GEO News Anchorperson said he was Extremely sad to hear the devastating news about Arshad Sharif. May his soul rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers with his family
PTI Secratory Journal Asad Umer tweeted,
Absolutely shocked to hear of Arshad sharif’s death. Allah Jannat naseeb karay.
Shahbaz Rana wrote,
Arshad Sharif Early Life and Education
Arshad Sharif was a famous Pakistani Journalist, Writer, and TV Anchor who was born on Thursday, 22 Feb 1973, in Karachi Pakistan. He was the son of the Commander of the Pakistan Navy, Muhammad Sharif TI(M) TK. He belongs to the Butt Kashmiri caste
Arshad Sharif started his career as a freelancer while he was still a student. he received his master of science in public administration from Quaid-e-Azam university Islamabad. He also has a master’s degree In media science from The University of Ulster, United Kingdom.
Family and Personal Life
He was married to journalist Javeria Siddique and have five children.
Arshad Sharif’s Father died of a heart attack at the armed forces institute of cardiology in May 2011. Upon hearing about the death of their father, his brother, Major Ashraf Sharif left Bannu cantonment without any escort, a few kilometers away, his vehicle was burned, killing him on the spot. Commander Muhammad Sharif and Major Ashraf Sharif were laid to rest with military honors at the H-11 graveyard.
He was fond of photography in his spare time. he was very active on Twitter.
Arshad Sharif was an experienced journalist who had worked with national and international media organizations in journalistic and management roles. His first media job was with the weekly publication, Pulse. He joined The News in 1999 and Daily Dawn in 2001. He specialized in investigative journalism. He covered conflicts in tribal areas with a specialization in defense and foreign affairs. He started his program power play on ARY News in 2014 and the program proved to be very successful because the program focus on presenting viewers with new knowledge. He worked for 15 years with ARY News.
He was the director of news and director of the program KYUN at Dunya News and also worked as Dunya News Bureau chief. He also worked as a news director for AJJ News. He reported on the Pakistani Army’s frontline battles.
Sharif bought to the attention that the motorway program was going to Saifur Rehman of Ahtesaab commission fame. He also unearths the long-lost NAB report on MCB privatization. He was also the first to bring the attention of the media to foreign funding by Tehreek-e-Insaf.
Arshad Sharif won the pride of performance award from the President of Pakistan Arif Alvi in 2019. He also won the Agahi award for journalism in 2012. Arshad Sharif as an anchor and Raja Adeel as a Producer won the award of Investigative Journalist of the Year in 2016 for the program power play.
Arshad Sharif was shot dead by the police in Nairobi, Kenya on Sunday Night 23 October 2022 in a mistaken identity while traveling to Nairobi from the country’s Magadi Town. The Police officer told The Star. “We had an incident of shooting, which turned out to be a case of mistaken identity involving a journalist. We will release more information later,” The Star quoted a police officer as saying.
the report published on its website states that Sharif was shot in the head and killed by the police after he and his driver allegedly breached a blocked road. Sharif’s driver was injured and taken to the hospital.