Funeral held in Pakistan for journalist killed in Kenya

STORY: Arshad Sharif was shot dead in Nairobi on Sunday when police opened fire on the vehicle he was traveling in as it drove through their roadblock without stopping, according to a Kenyan police report. The shooting sparked outrage in Pakistan.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said he will set up a judicial commission to investigate the killing. It was not immediately clear what the terms of reference or jurisdiction of the commission would be given the death occurred overseas.

"If this commission needs international experts, forensics, IT experts, even under the umbrella of United Nations, they should be included in it,” the Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations, Lieutenant General Babar Iftikhar, told a news conference.

Questions over the killing of journalist Sharif have risen in Pakistan as he had recently fled the country citing threats to his life after working many years as a prime-time television news show host.

It was not immediately clear when he arrived in Kenya or why he was there.

A Kenyan police watchdog said it was investigating the incident. Pakistan's prime minister said Kenyan President William Ruto had assured him over the phone that the incident would be investigated fully.