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Nation pens letters to CJP seeking justice for slain journalist Arshad Sharif

Demands for a judicial commission are also being made in the letters for a fair investigation into the murder case. Citizens are sharing their letters on social media and urging others to do the same. 

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Members of the civic society are writing letters to the Chief of Justice of Pakistan (CJP) seeking justice for the slain journalist Arshad Sharif.

As part of a campaign, citizens are writing letters and mailing them to the CJP. According to the details, all the letters lamented that it has been over a month since the murder of Arshad Sharif, yet those responsible have not been punished.

Demands for a judicial commission are also being made in the letters to ensure a transparent and fair investigation into the murder case. Citizens are sharing their letters on social media and urging others to do the same.

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Arshad Sharif, a strong supporter of PTI chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan, was shot dead in Kenya’s Nairobi city on October 23.

The death of the journalist sent shock waves across rights organizations, the media fraternity, and civil society and prompted calls for thorough investigation and disclosure of facts.

At least 25,000 people attended Arshad Sharif’s funeral at Faisal Mosque to pay their respects to the veteran journalist. Many mourners gathered in the vast courtyard of the Faisal Mosque, one of Pakistan’s largest, and chanted slogans such as “Arshad, your blood will usher in revolution and “God is great!”

 

Kenyan police first said that Arshad Sharif was killed in a case of “mistaken identity” but since the seasoned journalist’s post-mortem and his body’s transfer to his home country, several Kenyan news outlets have not only questioned the police’s conduct but have raised questions over the manner in which he was killed.

An investigation is currently underway in Pakistan as well. According to the details, a two-member fact-finding committee was set up by the federal interior ministry to investigate the killing of Arshad Sharif.

Several Pakistani political figures were made part of the investigation. Recently, PTI leader Murad Saeed was accused of having Arshad Sharif’s laptop and the FIA has summoned him in this regard.

Read more: FIA summons Tasneem Haider for investigation in Arshad Sharif murder case