Canadian cardiologist killed by militants in Pakistan
Toronto – Dr Mehdi Ali Qamar, 51, cardiologist and assistant professor in USA, was shot dead recently in Pakistan in front of
his wife and two-year-old son. The compassionate doctor from Ohio was on a voluntary mission to Pakistan to treat heart
patients free of cost at Tahir Hall Institute. He left behind wife and three sons, the youngest one only one-and-a-halfyear old.
His brother, Hadi Ali told Southasian Pulse radio that he was attacked in Chanab Nagar town (Rabwah) in Punjab after Fajr, around 5am in the morning, when he was offering prayers at the graves of is parents. Two armed motorcyclists shot him 15
times. Hadi condemned this heinous crime and urged the government of Pakistan to look into this matter sympathetically and punish those who killed his brother so brutally. He has also requested the international community to intervene and criticize such acts of violence. Dr Mehdi’s family remained
unharmed in the attack.