Doctor killed in Pakistan remembered as selfless humanitarian

Source: 680 News

Thousands gathered Wednesday at the Vaughan funeral of a Canadian doctor gunned down in Pakistan late last month.

The service for cardiologist Mehdi Ali Qamar, 51, was a rallying point for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada community — his family says he was killed because he belongs to the Muslim sect.

His nephew, Nasir Chaudhary, read a family statement calling Qamar a “real servant of humanity who never discriminated against his patients.”

Relatives remembered him for always cracking jokes and penning poems about his love of life.

On May 26 — just days after Qamar arrived in Pakistan to do volunteer work at a hospital — two gunmen shot him several times while he was visiting his parents’ graves in the town of Chanab Nagar. Qamar’s wife and two-year-old son, who were with him at the time, were not hurt.

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