FIA believes Kenya police involved in Arshad Sharif's murder.

LONDON -- Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director-General Mohsin Hassan Butt said the evidence gathered by Pakistan so far suggests clearly that journalist Arshad Sharif was killed in a well-organised planned assassination in Kenya and that the Kenyan police didn't produce before two Pakistani investigators one of the shooters involved in firing bullets on the murdered journalist.

Speaking to Geo News in an interview, the top FIA official said it looked certain that the senior journalist was a victim of a murder plot and this is based on the evidence Pakistan has gathered so far. 'We believe that the Kenya police was involved in the targeted killing of Arshad Sharif,' the senior FIA officers said.

The DG FIA confirmed that the investigation officials from Pakistan wanted to question four firearms shooters of Kenyan police about the incident but the Kenyan police produced only three.

'Our team wanted to interview all four shooters to record their statements but they produced only three shooters and told our team that the fourth shooter is injured and unable to be interviewed. The Kenya police told the Pakistani team that the shooter who cannot be produced for questioning is the one who was injured in the firing done from inside Arshad Sharif's car,' Butt told this reporter.

He said Pakistani investigators were very keen to meet the fourth shooter to record his statement too but were unable to do so. 'We were not given access to the shooter, who had got his hand injured in the incident two weeks back. Not being given access to the shooter is against logic as this officer's statement is important. The Kenya police have said he was injured in firing from Arshad Sharif's car. Our team wanted to see his injuries...

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