Pakistan engaged with Kenya for speedy repatriation of Arshad Sharif’s mortal remains: FO

Foreign Office says the Government of Pakistan is actively engaged with the Kenyan authorities at multiple levels for speedy repatriation of the mortal remains of Arshad Sharif.


In a statement, it said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has spoken to President of Kenya, William Ruto to request early completion of formalities and repatriation of the mortal remains.


The Kenyan President conveyed deepest condolences on the tragic incident, and assured complete investigations and repatriation of the body at the earliest.


The statement said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Pakistan High Commission in Nairobi remain in constant contact to facilitate and expedite the process.


It said that Pakistan has also formally requested the Kenyan government to hold an investigation into the incident.


The acting foreign secretary Raza Bashir Tarar has also met the Kenyan High Commissioner in Islamabad to impress upon the importance of the matter and urgent repatriation of the mortal remains.


He also briefed the members of the National Assembly Foreign Relations Committee on the developments.


Source: Radio Pakistan