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Senior journalist, Arshad Sharif, who was also a writer and television news anchor, was shot dead in Kenya earlier today. The unfortunate news was confirmed by his wife on Monday morning. The whole nation was heartbroken to hear about his death and for the loss of his family.

His wife, Javeria Siddiqui confirmed the news on Twitter and requested people to respect the family’s privacy.

“I lost friend, husband and my favourite journalist @arsched today, as per police he was shot in Kenya. Respect our privacy and in the name of breaking pls don’t share our family pics, personal details and his last pictures from hospital. Remember us in ur prayers.”

Twitter was filled with messages of condolences for Arshad Sharif’s family. Our celebrities also mourned the journalist’s death and shared comforting messages for his family on Twitter:

Imran Khan expressed his grief and offered condolences to the family in a series of tweets:

“My prayers and condolences go to his grief stricken family.”

“A proper judicial investigation must be instituted to examine his own statements plus evidence that other sources have. We have descended into a state of brutality, unknown in civilized society, indulged in by the powerful against those who dare to criticise & expose wrongdoings”

“Shocked at the brutal murder of Arshad Sharif who paid the ultimate price for speaking the truth – his life. He had to leave the country & be in hiding abroad but he continued to speak the truth on social media, exposing the powerful. Today the entire nation mourns his death.”

Muniba Mazari also shared:

“Rest in Peace!” 

“My heart and Duas go out to Arshad Sharif’s family. Tragic. No words. Only Allah sends us and to Him we all have to return to,”  wrote Shahid Afridi.

Maryam Nafees posted:

“The ones who didn’t stand by him should be ashamed of themselves for the rest of their sad lives! You all are responsible for not protecting him from these monsters!!!”

Adnan Siddiqui penned a heartfelt message:

” Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un! Arshad Sharif, a voice of reason in all the ‘breaking news’ clutter. Balanced, fair and objective—just how journalists are expected to be. Journalism lost a great one. May Allah grant him higher place in Jannah! Aameen”

Sajal Aly shared:

“RIP Arshad sharif”

Muneeb Butt said on Twitter:

“I still can’t believe ! Will always be your fan @arsched”

Rohail Hyatt also tweeted: “Rest in peace brother. #ArshadShareef”

Our deepest condolences to Arshad Sharif’s family and we pray for them in this time of difficulty.

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