The funeral of slain journalist Arshad Sharif — who was shot dead amid mysterious circumstances in Kenya on Sunday last week — will be held at Shah Faisal Mosque in Islamabad today at 2pm.
The funeral procession has left for the mosque from Sharif’s residence in the capital.
According to a security order issued by Islamabad police, security around Shah Faisal Mosque has been beefed up ahead of the funeral, with the deployment of 3,792 security personnel. These include six inspectors and 1,010 police constables.
Yesterday, Arshad Sharif’s mother urged everyone to visit her residence before going to the mosque for funeral prayers. She said that she wants to say goodbye to her son in a manner befitting for his sacrifice.