Ahmadi doctor shot dead in Karachi

Published: June 21, 2016
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Armed motorcyclists targeted Khaliq Bashir, 45, while he was standing outside his clinic in Sikandar Goth. PHOTO: AFP

Armed motorcyclists targeted Khaliq Bashir, 45, while he was standing outside his clinic in Sikandar Goth. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: A man belonging to the Ahmadiyya community was gunned down in an act of targeted killing in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal late Monday night.

The victim was a doctor, police said.

Armed motorcyclists targeted Khaliq Bashir, 45, while he was standing outside his clinic in Sikandar Goth, Sacchal police said. The man was shot multiple times.

Ahmadi man shot dead in targeted attack in Karachi

He was taken to the nearby Patel Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.

About a month ago, a man belonging to a minority community was killed in the same area. Bashir was a resident of the Metroville area.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 21st, 2016.

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  • Brainy Bhaijan
    Jun 21, 2016 - 2:27AM

    Another day. Another minority dead in the land of the pure.Recommend

  • Babbarsher Khan
    Jun 21, 2016 - 3:29AM

    Did not take very long for the “defenders of the faith” to show their true face. Now Hamza should take notice of this and exercise extreme care. Our land of “the pure” is at least thirty light years away from any form of civility. Recommend

  • Bikash
    Jun 21, 2016 - 4:23AM

    Welcome to Pakistan ! Heaven for minorities !!! Recommend

  • SuperNeo
    Jun 21, 2016 - 4:53AM

    Ramzan Mubarak to all Pakistan.Recommend

  • muzammil ullah khan
    Jun 21, 2016 - 6:15AM

    We have let loose the mulla. Our leaders are too cowardly to rein in these rabid people. The madras are churning out rabid mobsters who are ready to kill any one who follows any ism which is not the same that they were taught by their illiterate haters . I see no future for a moderate Pakistan . The day is not far when followers of half a dozen sects will go on a killing spree against each other and the educated elite would run in all direction quitting Pakistan. Sad for our country . We have a bleak future ahead .Recommend

  • Jun 21, 2016 - 6:16AM

    Terrorism is menace for our society. Better to shut down all these madrissa and build normal schools. Recommend

  • whatever
    Jun 21, 2016 - 9:11AM

    and then they say they are fighting wars of others and foreigner agencies are working to make unstable Pakistan. with this rate soon there will no minority left in Pakistan.Recommend

  • sputnik
    Jun 21, 2016 - 9:15AM

    kokar sahib is responsible along with his host , i wish a day when our country will be free from menace of intoleranceRecommend

  • Parvez
    Jun 21, 2016 - 10:05AM

    Our Prime Ministers ‘ National Action Plan ‘ …… proved to be all talk with little concerte action but it achieved its objective of fooling a lot of the people. Recommend

  • Jun 21, 2016 - 10:28AM

    Directly or indirectly this is related to Hamza Ali Abbasi’s show. Recommend

  • brar
    Jun 21, 2016 - 1:11PM

    Hamza Ali be care full or meet some Mulla pay him and get a certificate ie fatwa that you have repented and will never question during whole my life.Recommend

  • Furqan
    Jun 21, 2016 - 1:20PM

    Welcome to the land of the devils…. No purity left whatsoever…. We are all corrupt and we have no humanity left… Recommend

  • Tope Ojetunde
    Jul 5, 2016 - 1:11PM

    The root of present predicament that envelopes the entire world is preaching of hatred by religious leaders to those under them.For any positive change to occur we need to put aside our egos and political benefits and go back,preach and emphasize the teachings of the Muhammad (sa)which are the teachings of love & kindness to creatures of God irrespective of their beliefs.Recommend

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