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NA condemns brutal killing of senior journalist Arshad Sharif in Kenya

The National Assembly has adopted a unanimous resolution, strongly condemning the brutal killing of senior journalist Arshad Sharif.

 

The Resolution, moved by Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Shazia Marri, called for an independent and impartial inquiry into the incident.

 

It demanded that a fair and transparent investigation should be conducted to ascertain facts behind this brutal killing.

 

The House also extended deepest condolences to the family of the deceased journalist and the media community.

 

Meanwhile, speaking at floor of the National Assembly, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has assured the National Assembly that Foreign Office is closely monitoring the situation pertaining to the killing of senior journalist Arshad Sharif in Kenya.

 

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif held a telephonic contact with Kenyan President and requested an inquiry into the incident.

 

He expressed the hope that the inquiry will soon be completed and shared with the government of Pakistan.

 

Welcoming the newly elected Members of the House, the Foreign Minister said we collectively defeated the lies and negative propaganda being spread by our opponents.

 

He said the previous government led by PTI not only ruined the country’s economy, but also brought Pakistan to the brink of default.

 

He said we, along with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, saved the country from default.

 

The Foreign Minister also felicitated the Hindu community of Pakistan on the eve of Happy Deewali.

 

The House has now been prorogued.

 

Source: Radio Pakistan