Slain Journalist Arshad Sharif's iPad, Mobile Phone Still 'Missing'

Slain Journalist Arshad Sharif's iPad, Mobile Phone Still 'Missing'
Gadgets belonging to slain journalist Arshad Sharif, including an iPad and a cellphone, have been reported 'missing' from the crime scene, and have not yet been recovered according to Kenyan media.

According to a report by Kenyan newspaper The Star, police have yet to recover the 'missing gadgets' belonging to the journalist, even though some 20 days have elapsed since the former ARY News journalist  was killed in Nairobi under suspicious circumstances.

The Pakistani investigators who were sent to Kenya to investigate the killing of Sharif also raised questions about the stolen gadgets, surmising that they were stolen when he was shot. The investigation team comprised FIA Director Athar Wahid and IB Deputy DG Omar Shahid Hamid.

It was discovered that Sharif's Kenyan visa had been sponsored by Khurram and Waqar Ahmed who also hosted him, and who owned the shooting range near where he was discovered dead. On Tuesday it was reported that Arshad Sharif had dined with at least 10 American shooting instructors on the final day of his life.

While the Kenyan police has been insisting that Sharif's death was the result of a case of 'mistaken identity', Pakistani journalists and investigators are less certain. Separately on Tuesday, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah claimed that the slain journalist's death was not a case of mistaken identity, and instead was a targeted attack.

Separately on Wednesday, media reports broke out that the post-mortem reports of Sharif had become available. Many media channels claimed that the reports depicted a great degree of torture, and showed that Sharif was shot at a close range.

Journalist Kamran Shahid on his show on Wednesday ran the alleged pictures of torture on supposedly the body of Sharif, after which Sharif's wife Javeria Siddique tweeted out appealing to people to not publicize or share any such photos so as to respect the privacy of the family and the deceased.