Rana Sanaullah calls Arshad Sharif’s murder ‘target killing’; says Khurram, Waqar conspired with Kenya police

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Islamabad: Federal Minister for Interior Rana Sanaullah on Friday termed the brutal murder of journalist Arshad Sharif a case of “target killing”, alleging that Khurram Ahmad and Waqar Ahmad conspired with the Kenyan police to kill Arshad.

Speaking to a private channel on Friday, the federal minister said that the killing of Arshad Sharif was not a case of “mistaken identity”, which the Kenyan police said in its earliest statement about the killing of Arshad Sharif.

He went on to say that both the brothers, in connivance with the infamous Kenyan police, tried to paint another picture. “Both the brothers are not even providing access to their mobile phone’s data,” he said.

Talking about Arshad’s exit from Dubai, Rana said that he went to Kenya from Dubai on Waqar’s sponsorship and was staying in his flat.

“This is a joint conspiracy of Waqar, Khurram, and five Kenyan police officers,” said Sanaullah, adding that there were torture marks on Sharif’s body.

He continued that those who fired at the journalist knew who they were shooting at.

“We have the evidence against those who forced Sharif to leave the country. Some people called him and told him to leave while some say that Sharif left due to the situation in the country. However, Arshad Sharif did not want to leave the country,” he added.

He also said that he will request Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to talk to the Kenyan president again because the Kenyan police were not cooperating.

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