Dean of medicine of University of Karachi shot dead

Published: February 17, 2014


KARACHI: Dean of medicine of University of Karachi Dr Jawaid Iqbal Kazi was killed in a targeted attack on Monday afternoon, Express News reported.

Kazi’s driver was also injured and is in critical condition with two bullet wounds.

The attack took place in Block M of North Nazimabad where the college campus is located. Four unidentified attackers on two motorcycles shot at his car as he left the college campus.

Kazi’s injured driver was taken to Abbasi Shaheed hospital.

The professor was first taken to the Ziauddin Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. His body was then transferred to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

Dr Jawaid Iqbal Kazi was also the the pathology department head at Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC).

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  • SK
    Feb 17, 2014 - 3:25PM

    so its like not only we are not educating our young lot, we are also making sure that anyone who is already educated moves on to next world sooner than later so that there is no chance of any betterment.Recommend

  • Hani
    Feb 17, 2014 - 3:28PM

    We condemn the ruthless assassination of Dr sb and rising wave of militancy in Karachi.Recommend

  • Fact is Fact
    Feb 17, 2014 - 3:46PM

    and they say why young people are moving out of Pakistan.. ShameRecommend

  • Shahzad Sohail
    Feb 17, 2014 - 3:49PM

    Sorry, but no soceity can live without Justice. Our whole society provide full protection to the people who possess power, money & guns. We all r responsible for this. Not one men or one segment of society…. Recommend

  • YP Mississauga
    Feb 17, 2014 - 4:10PM

    How sad, speeding up our race towards stone age by killing fauclty.Recommend

  • Crazy Canuck
    Feb 17, 2014 - 4:18PM

    Perhaps its time for Ostrich Sharif to get off his high horse and put the nation’s interest before his own. Recommend

  • AF
    Feb 17, 2014 - 4:40PM

    Now who is going to ask from CM and Sharjeel Memon
    ” Is this the considerable improvement in the Law & Order situation in Karachi ”

    Less than 20 Hrs left for the PM to visit Karachi and God knows with what miracle the Captains’ Team would brief NS.Recommend

  • dude
    Feb 17, 2014 - 4:47PM

    i just remembered formation theory of pakistanRecommend

  • nadeem
    Feb 17, 2014 - 4:58PM

    Thank you Zia ul Haq for blessing us with gun culture. 30 years on we still see you everywhere in Pakistan when ever there is a target killing.


  • Fact is Fact
    Feb 17, 2014 - 5:15PM

    @nadeem: why always blaming a guy for what people are doing. Don’t these people have sense. We have this problem of blaming others for what we have done.


  • Alee
    Feb 17, 2014 - 5:35PM

    they just want to destablise whole Pakistan and Moral towards Education aswell..if people like Dr javed being killed, then no one will try to be the groundbreaker of Success for our Beloved Pakistan :(


  • Hakim
    Feb 17, 2014 - 6:16PM

    Killers for hire are common these days in Karachi. If you have a problem with someone, you can easily hire someone to ‘eliminate’ him.


  • Feb 17, 2014 - 6:22PM

    Very Very sad – we pray the responsible forces instead of justifying Karachi Operations feel some pain – this wave will also capture them, if not today, Insha Allah very soon


  • Farhan
    Feb 17, 2014 - 6:50PM

    Who cares? Let’s spend some time either dancing with ajraks or talking to some terrorists over a cup of a soldier’s blood.


  • Iftikhar Khan
    Feb 17, 2014 - 6:55PM

    I have been noticing the doctors targeting since early 90s. But Alas! we did the nip the menace at the bud and did not care because the target was some community that is different from mine. Now it has spread to not only doctors belonging other (so called communities we have devided ourselves into) but innocent people from all walks of life. And what did we do? we made the killers into a stake holder, and equal partner instead of bringing them to justice swiftly and promptly


  • Fi
    Feb 17, 2014 - 7:01PM

    The message is loud and clear. All the educated people and intelligencia, leave Pakistan so that WE rule the rest.


  • Ali S
    Feb 17, 2014 - 8:07PM

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raajioon. May his soul rest in peace.

    Maybe this society doesn’t deserve doctors (apart from psychotherapists, perhaps), maybe it’s better if we all just died off and put ourselves and the rest of the world out of our misery. What’s the logic behind targeting doctors – people who save lives for a living. Not only that, Mr Kazi also taught others how to do so. Not to mention that MBBS students like me were awaiting our exam dates from KU and now it’s delayed till God knows when.Recommend

  • Khurram Shahid
    Feb 17, 2014 - 9:08PM

    First of all, my prayers for his soul, with whom I worked in my career, he was a great c
    man. Now it is important for all others to know why was he targeted….? Is it enemy or was he being asked for money? People have started speculations, which creates more fearRecommend

  • Parvez
    Feb 17, 2014 - 11:33PM

    The government never looked as inept as it does today.


  • Mirza
    Feb 18, 2014 - 8:21AM

    Sad beyond words. Pakistan is going down the path of terrorism and extremism that there seems no bottom in sight. In fact the situation has become so bad that each new govt is worse than the old govt. Here is a novel idea. Why don’t we raise a national army to protect the poor civilians?


  • ajay gupta
    Feb 18, 2014 - 10:42AM

    Killing the intelligentsia to cripple a nation or a yet to b born nation?Recommend

  • sundus
    Feb 18, 2014 - 1:57PM

    I just want to say that DR.JAVED KAZI you are an awesome teacher,now this country will going to suffer more than rest of the word,sir may your soul rest in peace……..we all the students of kmdc will love you<3


  • Arshi Naz
    Feb 18, 2014 - 5:31PM

    Big loss.He was a great gentleman,teacher and histopathologist.Allah in marne walon ko rahe hidayat de k ab bus karen ye kitne ghar ujar chuke haen.I have no words to say about this gentleman that why killed him, jin ke zindagi ka maqsad kam aur sirf kam.Allah un ko jannat-ul firdous ata farmae.Aameen


  • Muhammad Usman
    Feb 19, 2014 - 4:16PM

    While Zia-ul-Haq’s personality is controversial but i don’t quite think he is responsible for this case speifically


  • Saira
    Feb 22, 2014 - 12:34PM

    No word to express what a gem we have lost.very honest teacher and doctor.we will always remember you in our prayers sir.i hope you got the place of shahdat,working in the line of duty in a place like Karachi.i think we all should keep a gun with us and shot these people whenever we saw them bothering others


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