Targeted killing: Body of Ahmadi doctor flown to Canada

Targeted killing: Body of Ahmadi doctor flown to Canada

By Rana Tanveer    
Published: May 28, 2014

The slain Dr Mehdi Ali Qamar. PHOTO: JAMAAT-E-AHMADIYYA

LAHORE: The body of a cardiologist who was gunned down on Monday has been transported to Canada by his family, The Express Tribune has learned. The 50-year-old Dr Mehdi Ali Qamar’s funeral was held on Tuesday in Rabwah and his family had been in contact with consulate officials in order to shift his mortal remains for burial.

Dr Qamar’s murder comes on the heels of a number of anti-Ahmadi attacks. Ten days ago, a 65-year-old Ahmadi man was shot dead in a police lock-up in the Sharaqpur area of Sheikhupura district. On May 28th (today), members of the community will mark the fourth anniversary of deadly attacks on two places of worship in Lahore, which left more than 90 dead and 150 injured.

Dr Qamar was shot by two men on a motorbike as he exited a graveyard after prayers. Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya spokesperson Saleemuddin told The Express Tribune that Dr Qamar was paying an annual visit to Chenab Nagar in order to offer treatment at the Tahrir Health Institute. The spokesperson added that pamphlets and posters declaring treatment at the hospital ‘un-Islamic’ have been posted on the premises. An FIR was lodged against two unidentified assailants on the complaint of a guard at the graveyard, officials said.

A member of the community told The Express Tribune that some members of an anti-Ahmadi group recently moved to Rabwah from Lahore and their role in the attack cannot be ruled out.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 28th, 2014.

Categories: Asia, Canada

3 replies

  1. Welcome Shaheed. May Allah bless the Shaheed with highest place in Jannat.
    Please post any further news about the Shaheed Doctor Mehdi Ali Sahib. wassalam.

  2. May Allah Almighty with His sheer Grace bless the Shaheed in eternal peace and grant patience and steadfastness to his bereaved family ameen. Shaheed’s sacrifice will never go awaste and may we all be ever prepared to sacrifice our lives for the sake of Khilafat and Ahmadiyyat too ameen.

  3. The shahadat of Dr. Mehdi Ali Qamar is the very act of state sponcered crime. In this such a high profile case
    But there is no comments from the government of Punjab or center. This very clearly indicates the killers are hiding behind the authorities. The hate pamphlet distributor are the killers and I am sure the authorities must be knowing them. Insha-Allah time will soon come that the truth will be revealed.

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