RSF wants 'every lead probed' to trace Arshad Sharif's killers.

KARACHI -- Reporters Without BordAers (RSF) has urged the Pakistani autAhAoAArities to pursue all leads to trace the kilAAlers of journalist Arshad Sharif, who was shot dead in Kenya in October 2022.

In a statement, the organisation said much is yet to be discovered about the killing and offered some recommendations after it retraced Mr Sharif's movements before his death.

Since the killing, the statement added, the Pakistani government and its commission of enquiry have been criticised for lack of freedom and shedding little light on the circumstances surrounding his death.

Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF's Asia-Pacific desk, said the case has put at stake the credibility of investigators and civilian institutions in Pakistan.

'Three months after Arshad Sharif's brutal murder, the mystery surrounding the circumstances of his death is more impenetrable than ever,' he added.

The RSF said it retraced Mr Sharif's movements during the three months before his murder with the help of official documents and accounts of those close to him.

Based on its research, the RSF offered a set of recommendations to the JIT, probing the murder, to ensure an independent investigation.

It recommended that investigators focus on possible motives for Mr Sharif's murder which have been neglected.

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