‘I open my WhatsApp to text him, then I remember…’ cries wife of slain Pakistan Journalist
“I at times open my WhatsApp account to send him a message but remember he is no more,” these are the words of Ms Javeria Siddique, the wife to slain Pakistan journalist Mr Arshad Sharif, 49, who was allegedly killed by officers attached to the General Service Unit (GSU).
Speaking to Nairobi News, Ms Siddique said that she really misses her husband as she described him as a loving and caring man who was always providing for his family.
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According to her, Mr Sharif loved taking photos during his free time or reading novels whenever he was in the house.
“He was a private person and he was not that talkative as well but he loved hosting people since his hospitality was so high,” Ms Siddique said.
Ms Siddique said that her husband was bright and very brilliant on matters of class work and this is evident with how he performed in class.
It is worth noting that he studied at the Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad where he received his Masters of Science in Public Administration.
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He also studied at Gordon College and Ulster University.
Nairobi News has established that on December 3, 2022, in honor of the slain journalist, the Government College University (GCU) renamed its media department to the Arshad Sharif School of Journalism.
This is after the Vice Chancellor of GCU Asghar Zaidi held a meeting with the former Prime Minister Imran Khan when the decision was made and they renamed the media department.
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Speaking on this occasion the VC of GC University Asghar Zaidi said that in the Arshad Sharif School of Journalism, special attention would be paid to investigative journalism and journalistic values.
Ms Siddique said that she received a lot of support in her career and education in Bachelors’ Degree.
“All I can say is he was kind and very responsible and honestly I miss a lot from him, especially his smiles,” she said.
The death of Mr Sharif is currently under investigations both in Kenya and Pakistan.
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Already, the Pakistan government has said that two men living in Kenya who hosted the journalist were persons of interest in the case.
They were identified as Waqar Ahmad and Khurram Ahmad who was driving the vehicle when the slain journalist was killed.
He was killed on the night of October 23, 2022.
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