Arshad Sharif’s killing: PM aide lashes out at PTI leadership for playing politics
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PM aide Malik Ahmed Khan has lashed out at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leadership for playing politics on the tragic killing of senior journalist Arshad Sharif, 24NewsHD TV Channel reported on Wednesday.
Arshad Sharif was shot dead in Kenya on October 23. The death of the journalist sent shock waves across rights organisations, media fraternity and civil society.
“Imran Khan himself said that he asked Arshad Sharif to go out of the country,” he said questioning whose request Imran Khan asked Arshad Sharif to leave the country.
He questioned if Imran Khan thinks that he has held the entire country hostage.
Playing politics and cashing in on such a sensitive situation must be put to an end, he said stressing that the government wants to bring out the facts related to the killing of Arshad Sharif.
He said the government offers probes from any agency from all over the world if the bereaved family wants.
“The point regarding the ‘beneficiary’ raised by DG ISPR is also very important,” he said
The ISPR DG paid a tribute to Arshad Sharif yesterday saying that the deceased was a very professional man and his programmes would be remembered as “textbook journalism”.
“This is why it is most upsetting that his accidental death is being used for baseless conversations and fingers are being raised on it. We just have to see who is using this unfortunate incident … who is the beneficiary of this thing … this needs to come to an end,” said the military media wing head.
Malik said many questions are being raised about Arshad Sharif leaving the country.
“With whom did Arshad Sharif stay in Kenya?
“On whose car, he was travelling?
The PM aide said facts must be ascertained and the blame game must be shunned.
Prime Minister Shehbaz also took a swipe at the PTI chief for cashing it in on the issue. "Imran Niazi is playing a dangerous game. He is using the tragic killing of Arshad Sharif for petty politics and going to the extent of casting aspersions on state institutions," PM Shehbaz tweeted.
Arshad Sharif was shot dead in Kenya on October 23 and the killing sent shock waves across rights organisations, the media fraternity and civil society.