Abbasi Shaheed doctor gunned down by unidentified men

Dr Usman was taken to Abbasi Shaheed hospital where he was pronounced dead by the doctors.


Web Desk March 19, 2013
Unidentified men shot at Dr Usman and a guard who sustained injuries. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

KARACHI: Assistant professor of medicine in Abbasi Shaheed Hospital Dr Asad Usman was shot dead in Nazimabad on Tuesday, reported Express News.

Unidentified men shot at Dr Usman and a guard on Tuesday afternoon. Injuired, they were rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where Dr Usman was pronounced dead by doctors.

Dr Usman served in the medical ward of the same hospital.

Family, police and other personnel are reaching the hospital for investigation.

A number of intellectuals and activists have recently been targeted in the city.

On Monday, 54-year-old professor Syed Sibte Jafar Zaidi was shot dead while he was on his way home to Khamosh Colony on a motorcycle. The shooting took place around 200 metres from the Government Degree Science College in Karachi, on Monday.

Last week, social worker Perveen Rehman also lost her life in a targeted killing by unidentified men. She was a long-time director of the renowned Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) and was gunned down in the Pakthunabad neighbourhood of Karachi, on March 14.

Correction: An earlier version of this report incorrectly said that Dr Asad Usman was the Medical Superintendent of the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. The error is regretted.

COMMENTS (52)

Paul | 8 years ago | Reply

For God's sake please stop killing. We are all same God's creation.

khalid | 8 years ago | Reply

Dr.Asad Usman is very nice and helpful person..i personally know him since last two years.he is my mother's doctor . and i m planning to meet him in few days for the treatment of my mother and discuss for her health but unfortunately this is not in favor of me and all the patients to get continue his services for themselves.May Allah rest his soul in peace and place him in Jannat. Aameen

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