Tribune’s Gamechangers 2011: Sarfraz Shah

Published: January 8, 2012

Killed by the guardians of the state.

When Sarfraz Shah was shot by a group of trigger-happy Rangers in a Karachi park in June 2011, he sparked a media fever.

A gruesomely detailed YouTube video had resulted in the Pakistani public connecting with Shah. He was young, unarmed and pleading for his life and yet – they killed him. Justice was demanded and in this case it was delivered.

After a few denials and accusations, the Rangers were arrested and the man who pulled the trigger was awarded the death sentence.

Quote: “Mujhay hospital tau puhancha day.” (At least take me to the hospital.)

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