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Flight carrying body of Arshad Sharif to land in Islamabad early Oct 26

According to an update by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shared with media on Tuesday, the body of the late Arshad Sharif was transported at 0125 hours from Nairobi to Doha via Qatar Airways flight QR1342 early Tuesday.

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The body of senior journalist Arshad Sharif, who was shot dead in Kenya, is on its way to Pakistan through a flight that will land in Islamabad on October 26 at 0105 hours.

According to an update by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shared with media on Tuesday, the body of the late Arshad Sharif was transported at 0125 hours from Nairobi to Doha via Qatar Airways flight QR1342 early Tuesday.

The onward flight QR0632 will leave Doha at 1935 hours today (Oct 25) and arrive in Islamabad at 0105 hours on October 26 (Wednesday).

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Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Kenya Saqlain Syeda oversaw the arrangements at Nairobi Airport for the repatriation of the body.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday telephoned Kenyan President William Ruto and emphasised for an impartial and fair investigation into the killing of senior journalist Arshad Sharif.

Discussing the tragic incident with the Kenyan president, the prime minister also conveyed serious concerns of the Pakistani nation and the media community.

He also requested the Kenyan president to fast-track the fulfillment of formalities for returning the body of late journalists to Pakistan.

President William Ruto expressed grief over the incident and assured that justice would be served in the matter.

Read more: Kenyan President expresses regret over Arshad Sharif’s death, ensures justice

He also assured to share the investigation report soon besides accelerating the process of returning the body of the late journalists.

The National Assembly on Monday offered Fateha for the senior journalist Arshad Sharif, army personnel who martyred at Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

On the request of the Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Maulana Abdul Akbar Chatrali led the Fateha.

He prayed Allah Almighty to rest the departed souls in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved families to bear the loss with equanimity.