Killing of Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif was ‘pre-planned’ murder, says Kenyan HR Commission

12:48 PM | 17 Nov, 2022
Killing of Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif was ‘pre-planned’ murder, says Kenyan HR Commission

NAIROBI/ISLAMABAD – Kenya Human Rights Commission on Thursday declared the death of senior Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif a ‘pre-planned’ murder.

The prominent journalist and TV show host Arshad Sharif, a vocal critic of the incumbent government and institutions, was killed in the police shooting near Nairobi on October 23.

Shocking revelations surfaced as federal investigators visited the East African nation for a thorough probe. Amid the probe, Kenya Human Rights Commission Member Martin Mavenjina said Arshad Sharif was the victim of a ‘pre-planned murder’.

Citing details from investigation reports, he said it is clear that those who killed Arshad were trained attackers.

Last week, FIA Director General Mohsin Butt revealed that they were not allowed to meet one of the four shooters who had opened fire on the slain journalist.

He made these comments while hinting involvement of Kenyan law enforcers in the target killing of Sharif.

Pakistani investigation team grilled three Kenyan police shooters and their statements were seriously contradictory and illogical, officer said.

Last month, Arshad Sharif was shot dead on the outskirts of Nairobi city while the death of the government's critic sent shock waves across the country and prompted calls for thorough probe.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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