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“Kill all Shia doctors”, Deobandi ASWJ terrorists’ campaign in Karachi


Shia Muslims hold a banner through the streets of Karachi, condemning recent target killings. – Photo by Reuters; Source: Dawn

Killing of Shia doctors continues unabated in Karachi. There is ample evidence of certain pro-Taliban rogue establishment’s involvement in crimes against Shias and other vulnerable faith groups in Pakistan.

Here is how it works:

1. Pro-Taliban elements within security agencies recruit Deobandi and Salafi mercenaries for their jihadist proxy wars in Afganistan and Kashmir. The Deobandi mercenaries are more motivated by their inherent sectarian and faith based hatred against Shias, Sunni Sufis/Barelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Hindus etc.

2. Jihadi terrorists recruited and trained by the ISI, MI etc pursue their sectarian agenda within Pakistan by target killing of Shias, Sunni Sufis, Ahmadis, Christians etc. (Read Khalid Ahmed’s excellent article on the Shia killings on Jahane Rumi)

3. In most cases, Pakistan Police are unable to arrest the culprits because terrorists’ mentors and protectors in the pro-Takfiri rogue-establishment pressurize the police to refrain from arresting their ‘assets’.

4. In a few cases, when the terrorists are arrested and produced before a court of law, terrorists’ mentors and protectors influence the police to refrain from submitting a substantial evidence. A similar pressure is exerted on judges in the court who are also sent anonymous letters threatening them with ‘dire consequences’ if the court failed to release the terrorists.

The end result is as follows: terrorists of the Sipah-e-Sahaba have once again successfully launched their ‘kill a Shia doctor a day’ operation in Karachi.

Let us start with a historical context:

ISI and Shia killings
Source: Jahane Rumi

Monthly Newsline (June 2001) actually wrote that the intelligence agencies were ‘in’ with the sectarian terrorists: ‘The official quoted above has no hesitation in accusing the ISI of orchestrating such (Shia) murders through the Deobandi militants of sectarian parties, adding that Sipah Sahaba terrorists are trained by the agency. The Sipah Sahaba are supported by the MQM Haqiqi Group. Sources reveal that Sipah Sahaba’s (sic!) Riaz Basra has been spotted in the company of a colonel who has also given him shelter in his house. Similarly, when three members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi were picked up by the police, another colonel, who identified himself as their PRO, requested that they be released forthwith’. It should be noted that Riaz Basra has been described by the magazine as a Sipah activist! Karachi has killed 450 people in cases of sectarian violence since General Musharraf took over the government in October 1999. Lately the killing is one-sided because the Sunni-Deobandi combine is simply too strong to be countered by the Shia organisations.

It is not Sunni-Shia sectarianism

According to Sarah Khan, writing in the Pakistan Press group, a network of Pakistani journalists:

It is painful to see that some media outlets are portraying the current events in Karachi as a sectarian confrontation between Sunnis and Shias or between Barelvis and Deobandis. This is a simplistic and manipulative treatment of facts.

What we are currently witnessing in Karachi is the same phenomenon which we have been seeing and experiencing Peshawar, Lahore, FATA and other parts of Pakistan for the last many months and years, i.e., violence and terrorism by the Taliban and their affiliates, Sipah-e-Sahaba, against any individual or group who does not subscribe to their jihadi and sectarian agenda.

It is a known fact in Karachi that the Sipah-e-Sahaba’s terrorists are responsible for the current cycle of violence against Sunni (Sunni Tehreek) and Shai (Jafaria Alliance) citizens of Karachi.

Also, it is know that certain intelligence agencies are responsible for feeding and protecting activists of Sipah-e-Sahaba / Taliban in Karachi.

Our media should be careful in apportioning the blame to where it rightfully belongs, i.e., Taliban and Sipah-e-Sahaba.

There is ample evidence that terrorists of Sipah-e-Sahab are being released by the Police or by the court on the pretext of various reasons. The outcome is a surge in anti-Shia and anti-Ahmadi killings in Pakistan.

Home department takes notice of sectarian killings
Daily Times, 13 June 2010

KARACHI: Taking serious notice of the recent spate of sectarian targeted killings, the Sindh Home Department has sought particulars of the activists of banned outfits that were released from jails recently and soon a crackdown is expected against them. “We have sought the list of those recently freed from jails through courts. Most of them belong to banned sectarian outfits,” said Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza on Saturday at the Chief Minister’s House. Over 20 people have been killed in the last two and a half months in the city in sectarian targeted killings. Mirza told journalists the government was taking concrete steps to curb targeted killings of sectarian nature and the police and Rangers have made several arrests. The home minister said the provincial government took a bold step by refusing to allow public meetings of a banned organisation, adding he has received life threats on the issue but would not bow. “Everybody knows that I always play on the forefront”, he said. Meanwhile, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik while talking to media persons after meeting Sindh Chief Minster Qaim Ali Shah at the Chief Minister’s House said the Sindh government has convened a high-level meeting on Monday to discuss steps to control the recent sectarian violence in the city.

BBC Report 2001

In 2001, BBC’s Susannah Price reported that:

Police in Pakistan’s largest city Karachi are under intense pressure to end an upsurge in sectarian murders of doctors and other professionals in the city.

Extremists from the majority Sunni community [wrong: Sipah-e-Shaba terrorists do not represent Sunnis] have been blamed for the killing of four Shia doctors since April as well as the high profile murder of the head of Pakistan State Oil, Shaukat Mirza.

Fanatics from both sides have carried out many deadly attacks in Karachi over the years – but the new tactic is to target prominent personalities in the community.

Whenever Dr Hassan (his name has been changed to protect his identity) drives to work, his car radio on full blast – he puts his life at risk.

Doctors – along with lawyers and government officials – are being singled out by religious extremists. Most recent victims were Shias.

Dr Hassan believes the murder of doctors is meant to terrorise the community.

“Doctors are easily accessible people because their movement is known to everybody and people know what time they are going to their clinics and what place they are available for public services,” he says.

“The other thing is the doctors are highly educated people and if you kill a doctor that creates more restlessness in the society,” he adds.

Exodus

In some cases the gunmen have simply walked in and shot doctors in their clinics.

Some now have their own bodyguards. And according to Dr Sher Shah of Pakistan’s Medical Association, many are leaving the country.

Sectarian killings are targeted killings [and] need lot of intelligence help – Jameel Yusuf, CPLC

More than 2,000 doctors have applied in the past six months to leave because of the security situation and the economic crisis, he says.

There are plenty of police out on the streets of Karachi, many guarding possible flashpoints such as mosques, but this kind of patrolling is virtually useless against these latest killings.

The extremists target their victims and plan their attacks carefully.

According to a most recent report published in Pakistan’s daily The News:

Doctors’ killing rings alarm bells

Friday, June 04, 2010
By our correspondent

Karachi

Caught up with confusion and presumptions, doctors at the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) are trying to connect the loose ends of fresh killings of doctors in the city as they express concern over the killings.

In the last 36 hours, two doctors have been killed in Karachi and one abducted for ransom in Hyderabad, having spread terror and fear among the doctors. Calling the killings sectarian in nature, Dr Habib Ur Rehman Soomro, Secretary General of PMA said that once again the doctors are being targeted because they are “easy targets” and can be easily located in their clinics.

Dr Hassan Raza Bokhari, 32, was killed by two gunmen as he prepared to leave for home after completing his night duty at National Medical Center near Kala Pull. The investigation officer at Frere Police Station, Ali Ahmad, where the First Information Report was filed (222-10/302), had a completely different take on the story and said that it can not be said with certainty that the victim was killed on sectarian grounds.

“The victim was unmarried and was in relationship with someone. It is more likely that there was a feud among families, but at this point we are still gathering proofs and a completely different story might unfold.”

In another similar case, Dr Junaid Hussain was killed on his way to home by two unknown men. Inspector Mohsin at Bilal Colony Police Station, where the FIR (287/2010) was filed, reiterated the same fact as his colleague and said, “Up till now there is bee no evidence that it is a sectarian killing.”

However, doctors at PMA refused to accept these killings as random. “These killings indicate that some elements are trying to terrorise doctors,” said Dr Samrina Hashmi, former general secretary of PMA. Sitting among colleagues and friends at PMA, Dr Hashmi said that hitting prominent people creates “terror, anarchy and lawlessness, which such elements want.”

Nine years ago, hordes of doctors were killed in a similar fashion which created furor among the medical community. Though the furor speeded up the investigative process, it however could not bring up the desired results as was expected. A banned Islamic outfit, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi was blamed for the targeted killings of Shia doctors in June 2002 and put before the courts. Lashkar’s Akram Lahori was consequently arrested with two of his accomplices and admitted all the charges against him.

Consequently, Lahori was given life sentence and imprisonment by an Anti Terrorism Court. “He had admitted in his previous statement that even if he is killed his accomplices will carry on the work that they are doing it now,” says Dr Soomro.

http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=242967

Today, Pakistan Medical Association once again formally protested against the inability (or lack of willingness) of the state to stop killing of Shia doctors in Karachi:

PMA upset as pathologist gunned down

Sunday, June 13, 2010
By our correspondent

Karachi

The office-bearers of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) staged a demonstration, attended by a handful of doctors, to condemn the killing of their colleagues as a pathologist was gunned down on Saturday at around 8:30am.

An upset Dr Samrina Hashmi, former general secretary of the PMA, said that they could not blame the government as “we cannot gather people from our own community”.

Dr Farhat Moazzam, a professor of Bio-Medical ethics at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), said that instead of wasting time talking about the incident, they should take concrete steps to put an end to this violence. “I was told that the police know who the killers are, then why they are not arrested?” asked Dr Moazzam, adding that pressure will come from the civil society, which is being affected by these killings.

Speaking on the same lines was Dr Mirza Ali Haider, a senior member of the PMA, who said that the country was made on the basis of equality.

“My religion should not be a matter of concern to anyone and I have a right to ask

why minorities and religious sects in Karachi are discriminated and innocent people are being killed in the name of religion? Strangely, the basis on which the country was founded are the very same that are not being considered at all.”

He said that if the killings continued, the doctors will not pay tax and will go on a strike.

Secretary Health, Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi, said that their protest has been registered with the government and pleaded that the doctors should not go on a strike. “Do not let your anger affect your profession for something which should unite all of us,” added Zaidi.

President PMA Dr Idrees Adhi pointed out that killing of Shia doctors had been going on from 2000 till 2003, and said that the doctors should not go on a strike as the people who will suffer the most are the patients and general public of the city.

Talking about the general apathy among the people in general and law enforcers in particular, he said that they do not react unless something major happens.

It is pertinent to mention here that so far five doctors have been killed in the city with no clue of the killers. The doctors say that there is a clear involvement of a banned outfit, which is contrary to what the police officials investigating the matter say.

Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Wasim Ahmed had claimed in a meeting with the doctors at the PMA that he knew the culprits, to which Dr Samrina Hashmi says that they will believe it when they are arrested and punished accordingly.

Source: The News, 13 June 2010

Here are some news reports from recent past which point to the gravity of the situation:

Karachi death toll rises to 10
By Adnan Adil
2010-06-12

KARACHI – Street protests erupted and businesses were closed in parts of Karachi June 12 after two more people were killed on sectarian grounds, news media reported.

That brings the death toll to 10 in the ongoing spate of targeted killings during the last three days, BBC Urdu reported.

Unidentified men riding a motorbike shot and killed a Shia medical doctor, Naseem Hasan Jaffri, June 12, when he was on his way to his clinic, news media reported.

Police and the Rangers were patrolling tense areas of the city, including New Karachi, Federal B. Area, Golimar, Rizvia Society, Lyari, Pak Colony, Qaidabad, news media reported.

Since June 2, four doctors have been killed in what is believed to be tit-for-tat killings on sectarian basis.

http://centralasiaonline.com/cocoon/caii/xhtml/en_GB/newsbriefs/caii/newsbriefs/2010/06/12/newsbrief-01

Shia doctor gunned down

KARACHI: Another doctor belonging to the Shia sect was shot dead on Thursday by unidentified gunmen near the Railway Colony. Frere police said the deceased Hassan Hyder, 33, son of Kausar was a resident of Bilal Apartments, adding he was shot as he returning home from his clinic The police said the victim used to work at the National Medical College. Allama Abbas Komaili condemned the targeted killings of Shias and said the government should take notice of the killings of Shia doctors. In another incident, a mobile shop owner was gunned down on a business dispute in Gulistan-e-Jauhar Block, 16. Police said the victim Babar Irshad was a resident of Jauhar square. Mishaps: A man was knocked to death by a metro passenger coach while crossing the road near the Abbot Laboratory in Quaidabad police precincts. Police said the deceased Gul Adar Khan was a resident of Kohat Colony, Quaidabad and a labourer by profession. In other mishap, a young man was electrocuted at Shershah Godown while at work. Shershah police shifted the body of the victim Sheraz Fakhar, 25, to Civil Hospital, Karachi for legal formalities. staff report

Daily Times, 4 June 2010
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\06\04\story_4-6-2010_pg7_29

Shia doctors killing reaches Quetta

Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA.ir), Dr. Qamar Hussain Zaidi and Murtaza shot martyred on Sirki Road Quetta. Accrording to SFP Reports a terrorist of Sipah-e-Yazeed started firing upon Dr. Qamar while he was passing on Sirki Road at abtout 7:00 PM. He martyred on the spot. A young man Murtaza caught terrorists and griped him tightly but he also got bullet in his neck by a terrorist. Resulting he was seriously injured and rushed to CMH Quetta. Later on he also succumbed to his injuries and got martyrdom.

This incident occurred just one night before when Organizing committee of Shuhda-e-Baluchistan has arranged a protests in Quetta against Shia Killings and terrorism.. terrorists are showing that there is law of Jungle. There is bitter violation of basic human rights of Shia Muslims in certain cities of Pakistan. It needs immediate concern of human rights and higher authorities of country to be alert and pay their responsibilites.

23 June 2010
http://abna.ir/data.asp?lang=3&id=189248

Shia killing is systematic and country wide

Concern shown over target killing of Shias
PPI 11 June 2010 Friday | 01:06:00
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HYDERABAD, Leaders of Jafria Alliance Hyderabad, Syed Rashid Hussain Shah, Sher Ali Shah, Qasim Jafri, Maulana Agha Muhammad Qambrani, Shamim Naqvi and Maulana Sajidi have expressed anger and concern on target killing of Shias in country especially in Karachi by terrorists.

They said that no day passes when the youth of Millat Jafria doctors, engineers, professors and others are not killed under target killing. They deplored that the media was hiding the truth and was not exposing the terrorists. They were highlighting news of the terrotists organizations to keep them alive. They said that after killing of doctors in Karachi Ali Afzal was murdered in Hangu, then Asif Raza killed in Nazimabad,and today murder of his brother Shahzad Raza were proof of target killing of persons of Shia community but the government could not see these killings. They warned that the patronisation of terrorists by government and blood of Millat Jafria would prove costly to authorities which will be revenged. They also deplored that the elected representatives of Millah Jafria have kept silence on killings of Millat Jafria. They made appeal to mothers, brothers and sons of Millat Jafria that time has come when they have to fight war for their survival and to stop target killing be prepared for country wide Dharna. They also made appeal to all political parties to raise voice in assemblies to stop target killing of Shias.

http://www.onepakistan.com/news/local/48111-Concern-shown-over-target-killing-Shias.html

UNHCR’s Report on Shia Doctors Killings in Karachi

Pakistan: Information on the murder of Dr. Ibne Hassan on 16 August 2003 in Karachi; whether anyone has been charged or claimed responsibility; whether there are suspects; whether there is a trial pending
On 16 August 2003, unidentified gunmen shot and killed Dr. Ibne Hassan [also spelled Ibn-e-Hasan (AP 17 Aug. 2003) and Ibn-e-Hassan (Asian Affairs Nov. 2003)] in the Karachi neighbourhood of Malir (AFP 16 Aug. 2003; Pakistan Press 17 Aug. 2003). Following the murder, hundreds of people demonstrated in the streets and some caused damage to property in the area (AFP 16 Aug. 2003; AP 17 Aug. 2003; The News International 31 Aug. 2003). Following the funeral of Dr. Hassan on 17 August 2003, a riot broke out, resulting in attacks on a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant, gas stations and a police checkpoint (AP 17 Aug. 2003; Reuters 17 Aug. 2003). Also on 16 August 2003 in Malir, unknown assailants shot and killed 80-year-old Syed Waji Haider (AFP 17 Aug. 2003; AP 17 Aug. 2003; Daily Times 17 Aug. 2003).

Both Dr. Hassan and Haider were Shiite Muslims (AP 17 Aug. 2003; Daily Times 17 Aug. 2003). According to media reports, the police believe the murder of Dr. Hassan was likely driven by sectarian aims (AFP 16 Aug. 2003; AP 17 Aug. 2003). In the few years preceding his murder, Sunni-Shiite sectarian violence claimed approximately 50 Shiite doctors in Karachi (The News International 31 Aug. 2003; AFP 17 Aug. 2003). In Pakistan, Shiite Muslims account for approximately 20 percent of the population (AFP 17 Aug. 2003) and Sunni Muslims account for 77 percent (US 5 Oct. 2006).

No information could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate as to whether any person or group has been charged with the murder of Dr. Hassan or has claimed responsibility, whether there are any suspects, or whether a trial is pending. However, in February 2004, two members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ) [also Lashkar I Jhangvi (CDI 3 Mar. 2003) and Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (US 11 Oct. 2005)] were remanded in police custody for questioning in connection with the murder (Dawn 27 Feb. 2004; The News International 26 Feb. 2004). The LJ is a Sunni sectarian organization named by both the Pakistani and United States governments as a “terrorist” group (CDI 3 Mar. 2003; Shia News 30 Jan. 2003; US 11 Oct. 2003).

The LJ members in question, Sajid Jabbar, alias Budha (Dawn 19 Feb. 2004), and Mohammad Athar, aliases Khalid Memon (ibid.) and Kala (Pakistan Times 18 Feb. 2004), were also arrested in connection with other offences, including delivering parcel bombs to government offices (Dawn 18 Feb. 2004; Pakistan Press 4 Mar. 2004; Pakistan Times 18 Feb. 2004). Media sources indicate that both Jabbar and Athar were later acquitted of charges related to the parcel bomb case (Dawn 9 Mar. 2004; Pakistan Press 30 Aug. 2005; ibid. 22 Mar. 2004; ibid. 8 Mar. 2004). Media sources also report that Jabbar was suspected of involvement in the January 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl (CNN 17 Feb. 2004; Telegraph 5 Sept. 2004). Among the sources consulted, no information could be found regarding the outcome of the police questioning of Jabbar and Athar in relation to the murder of Dr. Ibne Hassan.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

References

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_____. 16 August 2003. “Gunmen Kill Shiite Doctor in Pakistan’s Port City.” (Factiva)

Asian Affairs [Hong Kong]. November 2003. Ashok K. Behuria. “Future of Sectarianism.” [Accessed 4 Oct. 2006]

Associated Press (AP). 17 August 2003. Afzal Nadeem. “Mob Violence Follows Funeral in Pakistan.” (Factiva)

Cable News Network (CNN). 17 February 2004. “Police Arrest Pearl Suspect.” [Accessed 5 Oct. 2006]

Center for Defense Information (CDI). 3 March 2003. “In the Spotlight: Lashkar I Jhangvi.” Terrorism Project. [Accessed 12 Oct. 2006]

Daily Times [Lahore]. 17 August 2003. Hassan Mansoor. “Gunmen Kill Two Shias in Karachi.” [Accessed 4 Oct. 2006]

Dawn [Karachi]. 9 March 2004. “Karachi: Death Sentence in Zuhair Murder Case Set Aside.” [Accessed 5 Oct. 2006]
_____. 27 February 2004. “Karachi: LJ Activists Remanded in Murder Case.” [Accessed 12 Oct. 2006]
_____. 19 February 2004. “LJ Activists Remanded in Police Custody.” [Accessed 12 Oct. 2006]
_____. 18 February 2004. “Two LJ Leaders Arrested.” [Accessed 12 Oct. 2006]

The News International [Karachi]. 26 February 2004. “Court Gives Police Remand of Two LJ Activists.” [Accessed 4 Oct. 2006]
_____. 31 August 2003. Zulfiqar Shah. “The Killing Fields of Karachi.” [Accessed 4 Oct. 2006]

Pakistan Press International Information Services. 30 August 2005. “SSP Activist Acquitted in Parcel Bomb Cases.” (Factiva)
_____. 22 March 2004. “Police Submit Charge Sheets Against LJ’s Activist.” (Factiva)
_____. 8 March 2004. “LJ’s Activist Acquitted in Parcel Bomb Cases.” (Factiva)
_____. 4 March 2004. “LJ Activists’ Remand Extended in Parcel Bomb Cases.” (Factiva)
_____. 17 August 2003. “Violence Erupts in North Nazimabad Town after Funeral Prayers of Doctor Gunned Down in Malir Area.” (Factiva)

Pakistan Times [Islamabad]. 18 February 2004. Kashiff Bhatty. “Alleged Leader of Outlawed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Nabbed in Pakistan.” [Accessed 5 Oct. 2006]

Reuters. 17 August 2003. “Pakistani Mourners Torch US Fast Food Outlet.” (Factiva)

Shia News [Rugby, UK]. 30 January 2003. Ahmed Reza. “Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Put on US Terrorist List.” [Accessed 12 Oct. 2006]

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Additional Sources Consulted

Oral sources: The High Court of Sindh Karachi and a Pakistani criminal lawyer did not provide information within the time constraints of this Response.

Internet sites, including: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT), Pakistan News Service, South Asian Terrorism Portal, The Nation, World News Network.

http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/country,,IRBC,,PAK,,45f1478e11,0.html

Below is a list (1997-2005) of just some of the innocent victims of Sipah e Sahaba, Lashkar e Jhangavi and other Wahabi groups including Al-Qaeda:

Year 2005

July 17: Quetta Professor Syed Tahir Hussain Rizvi was shot dead in Quetta by two Wahabi terorists. His wife, Dr Nadir Khan, was severely injured in the attack.

May 30: Karachi Five people were killed, including two suicide bombers, in an attack at Madintul Ilm Imambargah in the Gulshan e Iqbal area of Karachi.

May 27: Islamabad At least 20 people were killed and many injured when a suicide bomber exploded himself in a mixed crowd of Shia and Sunni devotees gathered at the shrine of sufi saint Bari Shah Latif.

March 19: Gandhawa At least 43 people were killed when a Sipah e Sahaba terrorist exploded himself in a mixed crowd of Shia and Sunni devotees at the shrine of sufi saint Pir Rakhel Shah in Baluchistan province.

Year 2004

October 01: Sialkot At least 30 Shia worshipers were killed and more than 50 injured when a suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at a mosque during Friday prayers.

September 06: Quetta A retired professor Ateeq Hasan Naqvi was waiting at bus stop to return home from his private school when motorcyclists opened fire on him killing him on the spot.

June 6: Lahore Former provincial minister Pir Binyamin Rizvi was shot dead along with his driver and bodyguard

June 5: Dera Ghazi Khan Dr. Surrayia Nisar Khosa was shot dead in her Al-Zahrah(AS) hopital by Wahabi terrorists.

May 31 : Karachi 26 Shias, including seven children were killed by Wahabi terrorists in a suicide attack at Imam Ali Reza Mosque.

May 14: Lahore Six people from a family, including 2 children – one an infant – were killed by Wahabi terrorists.

May 07: KarachiAt least 30 Shia worshipers were killed and hundreds injured by Wahabis in a suicide bomb attack at a mosque during Friday prayers.

March 03: Quetta At least 47 people including five police officers, were killed and 160 injured when Whabis attacked a mourning procession

February 28: Rawalpindi Three children were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shia mosque.

Year 2003

October 03:Karachi 6 Shia Muslim employees of SPARCO killed and 7 others injured by Wahabi terrorists.

August 16:Karachi Syed Wajeeh Haider, A 75 year old shopkeeper, shot dead by Wahabi mullahs in his shop.

August 16:Karachi Dr. Ibn-e-Hassan, 45, was shot dead by Wahabi mullahs near his clinic.

July 05:Renala Khord Catholic priest Father George Ibrahim was gunned down at his home by Wahabi mullahs.

July 04:Quetta 50 Shia Muslims were killed and 65 others injured when Wahabi terrorists carried out a suicide attack at a mosque during Friday prayers in Quetta.

June 08:Quetta 12 Shia police cadets were killed and 8 seriously injured by Wahabi mullahs in Quetta.

June 06:Quetta Syed Niaz Hussain, Vice-President of Imambargah Sajjadia Sariab Road was killed by Wahabi terrorists.

February 27:Karachi Two Shia men, Ghulam Hussain and his nephew Baqar Raza, were shot dead at their bakery by three Sipah e Sahaba terrorists.

February 22:Karachi Nine Shia Muslims were killed and 10 injured when 4 Wahabi terrorists opened fire at worshipers in Mahdi Imambargah near the Karachi airport.

Year 2002

December 21: Sawhiwal DR Syed Zahid Hasnain Sherazi, Child Specialist, District Headquarters Hospital Sahiwal was attacked and seriously injured by Wahabi militants.

November 01:Lahore Capt Syed Imran Zaidi (retired), a 45 year-old doctor, was shot dead at his clinic on Wazeer Ali Road by a Wahabi terrorist

September 30:Charsada Agha Danish Alvi, a teacher at a government primary school, was shot dead by Wahabi terrorists inside the school premises.

August 10:Texila Three nurses were killed and 25 people were injured when Wahabis threw grenades on a chapel in the Taxila Christian Hospital

August 09:Quetta Brigadier Bartar Hussain Naqvi critically injured by Wahabi terrorists.

August 05:Murree Six people were killed when Wahabi militants opened fire at a Christian School in Murree

June 26:Waziristan Agency !0 Pakistani soldiers were martyred in a gun-battle with Wahabi terrorists belonging to Al-Qaeda. Names of the martyrs: Maj Rizwan, Lance Naik Sajawal, Sepoys Ishaq, Safdar Khan and Fazle Rabbi of the Baluch Regiment, and Capt Naeem, Lance Naik Hazrat Hussain, Lance Naik Din Muhammad, Sepoy Jameel Khan and Lance Abdus Samad of the South Waziristan Scouts.

June 17:Multan 3 Shia youths were shot dead by Wahabi terrorists near Imam Bargah Al-Hussaini in New Multan. The victims were identified as Hassan Raza Zaidi, his younger brother Ali Raza Zaidi and their friend Raza Haider

June 14:Karachi 11 killed in suicide bomb attack at the U.S. consulate.

May 25:Karachi Wahabi terrorists shot dead Agha Abbas, owner of a juice center in Nazimabad. Gul Zaman, a worker was wounded in the attack.

May 8:Karachi 11 French navy experts and two Pakistanis killed by a suicide bomber outside Sheraton Hotel

May 7:Lahore Renowned Sunni scholar Dr Ghulam Murtaza Malik, his driver and a policeman were shot dead by terrorists

May 7:Karachi 32 years-old Shia Muslim, Syed Asghar Ali Ziadi was shot dead by Sipah e Sahaba at his tailoring shop in Karachi

May 6:Karachi Syed Zafar Mehdi Zaidi, a prominent Shia figure and principal of Jamia Millia Technical College, Malir was shot dead along with his driver Qamar Zaman, and his peon, Mukhtar by Sipah e Sahaba terrorists. Qamar Zaman and Mukhtar belonged to the Sunni sect of Islam.

May 5:Karachi Dr Athar Hussain Rizvi, aged 50 was shot at and injured by Sipah e Sahaba terrorists at his clinic in F-South in Khokhrapar.

April 25:Bhakkar 7 women and 5 children were killed and at least 50 injured in a bomb blast at a religious gathering of thousands of Shia Muslims in the grounds of a mosque. A Wahabi terrorist using the name, Tauseef Ali was arrested on May 5, 2002 in connection to the Bhakkar massacre.

April 23:Karachi Nasir Ali – aged 20 and Aal e Raza Rizvi aged – 30 were shot dead by Sipah e Sahaba terrorists in Orangi Town area. Their third victim 18 year-old Fahad Hussain was wounded in the attack

April 10:Karachi Isfahan Haider, a 37 year-old shopkeeper was shot dead by Sipah e Sahaba in North Nazimabad

March 19:Lahore Professor Attaur Rahman, a prominent Sunni scholar was shot dead along with his driver by Sipah e Sahaba terroristsThe same terrorists then shot dead Syed Hasan Raza, a Shia Muslim who was standing outside a mosque near Professor Rehman’s institue, Idara Minhaj ul Quran in the Jain Mandir area.

March 17:Islamabad 5 people were killed and 45 injured in a grenade attack carried out by Wahabi terrorists on a crowded Protestant church.

March 12:Karachi Anwar Ali Tirmizi and Zulfiqar Haider killed by the Sipah e Sahaba at a Tehrik e Jafria office in Shah Faisal Colony.

March 12:Shahkot Syed Gul Hassnain was killed along with his driver by Sipah e Sahaba terrorists in Shahkot (60 Kilometeres west of Multan).

March 12:Karachi Sipah e Sahaba terrorists attacked a Shia family killing three brothers Ahsan Ali, Mohsin Ali and Abbas Ali while their fourth brother, Irfan Ali was wounded in the attack.

March 11:Karachi Three doctors, Dr Ali Jaffar Naqvi, Dr Bilal and Dr Shahnaz Ahad escaped an attacked by Sipah e Sahaba terrorists in Defence Housing Authority

March 08:Karachi Dr. Muzaffar Ali Soomro was killed by Wahabis in Gizri, Clifton.

March 05:Karachi Dr. Aale Safdar Zaidi was killed by Wahabis in Gizri, Clifton.

January 29:Karachi Jawwad Rizvi, a retired employee of an insurance company in his early-60s was shot dead and his friend Zumarrud Hussain Jaffery wounded seriously by suspected Sipah e Sahaba terrorists.

January 23:Karachi Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and brutally murdered by Wahabi terrorists.

January 09:Karachi A Shia official Syed Hasan Ali shot dead by Sipah e Sahaba

Syed Rashid Mehdi was also shot dead by Wahabis in the Hussainabad area of Karachi. We were unable to get the exact date of his martyrdom.

Year 2001

November 15:Karachi A Shia industrialist, Syed Hasan Abidi shot dead.

October 28:Bahawalpur 15 Christian worshipers and a Muslims guard were killed at St. Dominic’s Church by Wahabis. Shafiq-ur-Rehman, a Sipah e Sahaba terrorist was arrested on November 01 in connection to the church massacre

October 10:KARACHI: Sindh Board of Technical Education Chairman Syed Hassan Zaidi gunned down

October 09:KARACHI: College principal Syed Gul Imam Shah shot dead

October 04:KARACHI: 7 Shia Muslims were killed and 6 injured when Sipah e Sahaba terrorists opened fire at worshippers at Ali Murtaza Mosque (Azam Basti).

September 13: QUETTA: Professor Atiq Hasan Naqvi hurt, son killed in Quetta

September 12: KARACHI: Pesh Imam of Defence mosque, Allama Syed Razi Hyder and his son shot dead

September 10: KARACHI: Capt (Retd) Altaf Hussain Bungasha, a PTCL official, killed

September 04: KARACHI: Pesh Imam of Hussainiya Sajjadiya, Maulana Hussnain Naqvi, shot dead

September 01: KARACHI: Three, including Hamid Rizvi, gunned down

August 29: QUETTA: Masked men kill civil engineer Syed Abid Abbas Naqvi

August 18: KARACHI: Grenade attack on Pesh-Imam of Masjid-e-Shah-e-Khorrasan

July 30: KARACHI: Syed Zafar Hussain, Director R&D in the Ministry of Defence killed

July 30: LAHORE: Imam Masjid Syed Rizwanul Hassan killed

July 28: MULTAN: Former MPA Siddiq Kanju and friend shot dead

July 26: KARACHI: Shaukat Raza Mirza, MD of PSO, and driver shot dead

July 24: MAILSI: Religious leader Syed Ziaul Hassan Kirmani and others killed

July 20: KARACHI: Commissioner office staffer shot dead in Lines Area

July 15: KARACHI: Another Shia killed in Orangi Town

July 09: KARACHI: Two gunned down outside Imambargah

July 08: KARACHI: Doctor Ishrat Hussain falls prey to Wahabism

July 03: Rahimyarkhan: Syed Ibrar Hussain, a computer engineer and member of Imambargah Hussaineya was brutally beaten up at his shop by Sipah e Sahaba terrorists. Ibrar died later in the hospital.

June 27: DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Top Shia leader, Syed Hassan Ali Kazmi, gunned down by SSP terrorists

June 26:Karachi: Dr. Mohammad Raza, was shot dead by Wahabis in Saeedabad area.

June 26: KARACHI: Shia doctor shot dead in Soldier Bazaar

June 17:Karachi: Dr. Asad Ali was killed by Wahabis in Saeedabad area.

June 14: MULTAN: Two Shias shot dead

June 01:Karachi: Dr. Raza Mohammad Jafri was killed by Wahabis in the Gulshan area.

May 31: KARACHI: Doctor shot dead in Gulshan-e-Iqbal

May 24:Karachi: Dr. Syed Javed Nazim was killed by Wahabis on M T Khan Road.

May 21:Karachi: Dr. Raza Mehdi Jafri was killed by Wahabis in Gulshan e Iqbal area.

May 18: KARACHI: Sunni Tehrik Chief, six others shot dead in Karachi

May 09: KARACHI: Two shot and wounded in Orangi Town

May 07: NOWSHERA: Ali Sarwar Sarhadi, a Shia leader fired upon

May 07: DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Senior Superintendent of Police Ijaz Ahmad Langarial shot dead

April 28: KARACHI: Sub-inspector Syed Hashim Raza shot dead

April 3:VEHARI: Former TJP leader shot dead

March 22:Multan: Lashkar man confesses to several killings

March 18:Karachi Dr. Zahid Hussain was killed by Wahabis in Al-Asif Square area.

March 4: 12 killed in attacks on Shias in Sheikhupura

March 2: Tehrik-i-Jafria worker shot dead in Karachi

March 1: Riots claim 8 lives after attack on Shias in Hangu

Febuary 26: TJP activist shot dead in Vehari

Febuary 22: Lawyer dies in Gujranwala terrorist attack

Febuary 22: Ex-DSP, son shot dead; attackers arrested in Karachi

Febuary 18: Three killed in sectarian attack in Faisalabad

Febuary 17: Bodyguard killed in attack on TJP leader in Jhang

Febuary 9: Two shot dead in Karachi

Febuary 7: TJP activist, another man shot dead in Tank

Febuary 6: Two TJP activists shot dead in Karachi

January 25: Tehrik Jafaria man shot dead in Multan

January 20: Iranian religious scholar shot dead in Karachi

Year 2000

December 30: TJP leader shot dead, wife injured in Karachi

December 16: DSP Lahore Tariq Kamboh and his driver were gunned down

December 04: Human rights activist & Former PPP MPA, Syed Zakir Hussain Shah shot in Rawalpindi

December 02: Dr. Nayyar Hussain gunned down in Orangi Town

November 24: TJP Secretary-General Anwar Ali Akhunzada shot dead in Peshawar

October 31: Dr. Altaf Husain killed in Orangi Town

October 30:Dr. Karamat Ali shot dead in Orangi Town

June 27:Four Lashkar-e-Jhangvi activists arrested in Karachi for killing Dr Adib-ul-Hasan Rizvi & Dr Zafar Naqvi of Malir and others

June 14:Lashkar-e-Jhangvi activist confesses to killing 6 Shia leaders

June 06:Karachi: Dr. Wahid Baloch was killed by Wahabis in the Pakistan Quarters area.

May 16:Critically wounded brother of a local Shia leader in Hyderabad

May 15:Advocate Syed Sardar Jafary, President of Voice of Shia Organisation shot dead in Karachi

May 15:Killer of Magistrate Syed Fida Husain, his daughter Batool and gunman, held in Gujranwala

May 3:Advocate Malik Ibrar Hussain shot dead in Toba Tek Singh

May 2:Syed Sibtain Hasan Dosa and two others shot dead in Karachi

April 28:TJP activist Shahbaz Hussain Shirazi shot dead in Chishtian

April 26:Advocate Syed Farrukh Birjees Haider Tirmizi and another shot dead in Khanewal

April 19:Iqbal Hussain shot dead in Multan

April 12:17 people killed in an attack on a Majlis in Malohwali. Attock

April 7:TJP leader Syed Waqar Hussain Naqvi shot dead along with his son and driver Syed Munir Hussain Zaidi, Dr. Karamat Hussain and Dr. Syed Nayyar Hussain were also shot dead by Wahabis in the year 2000 in Aurangi Town, Karachi. We were unable to get the exact dates of their martyrdom.

Year 1999

October 07:Aun Mohammad Rizvi of PTV was shot dead in Rawalpindi

October 07: Dr. Aale Hussain and his son were shot dead by Sipah e Sahaba on Abul Hasan Isphahani Road in Karachi.

October 1,:9 Shot Dead in Malir Imambargah in Karachi

September 30:Advocate Ejaz Rasoolnagri killed in sectarian attack

September 28:Advocate Khurshid Anwar advocate, his daughter Ume Laila and his guard shot dead near Bannu

January 05:Dera Ismail KhanDr.Ali Bangash was shot dead by Sipah e Sahaba terrorists

Year 1998

December 27:Ghazi Abad, Chichawatni Syed Taqi Mohsin S/O Syed Ashiq Hussain was killed by Wahabi terrorists.

October 07:Ijaz Hussain shot dead in Khanewal

September 29:Police Constable Maqbool Hussain shot dead in Multan

September 22: Five shot dead in attack on Majlis near Multan

May 05: Pir Shakoor Ali Jafari, President Tehrik e Jafaria, Lahore Cantt., was killed by a Wahabi terrorist at his home in Lahore.

March 30:3 Shias shot dead in Multan

Febuary 21:Two Iranian Engineers shot dead in Karachi

January11: 25 Shia Muslims including children were killed and many injured when Sipah e Sahaba terrorists opened fire at a funeral gathering at a graveyard in Momin Pura, Lahore

Year 1997

November 03: Two brothers, Aulad Hussain Shah and Baqar Hussain Naqvi killed in Sialkot

October 21: DSP Syed Tanveer Haider was killed at his home in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi by Wahabi terrorists

August 4:Jhang Syed Mujahid Hussain was shot dead by Sipah e Sahaba terrorists.

August 10:Karachi Dr. Jaffar Abbas Zaidi was brutally murdered by Sipah Sahaba terrorists in the premises of Abbasi Shaheed hospital where he was serving as medical superintendent.

July 30:Sahiwal Advocate Syed Abid Hussain and his son Advocate Syed Haider Abbas were killed by Wahabi terrorists.

July 01:Khanewal 47 year-old Mohummad Badar Abbas s/o Syed Jamshed Hussain was martyred by terrorists belonging to Sipah e Sahaba.

May 14:Okara President of Evan e Hussain, Okara Dr Hadi Hussain was shot dead by Wahabi terrorists.

May 6:SSP Ashraf Marth and his driver Tabbasum Zamir shot dead

April 14:Okara Dr Syed Ijaz Imam was shot dead by Wahabi terrorists.

March 19:Jhang Syed Mahmood-ul-Hassan was shot dead atAAyub Chowk in Jahang City by Sipah e Sahaba terrorists. Five months later, his son Syed Mujahid Hussain was also shot dead.

Febuary 20:Seven, including Iranian diplomat, gunned down at Iranian Centre in Multan

January 04:Chichawatni Shaikh Barkat Ali and his nephew were killed by Wahabi terrorists.

The following were also killed in the same year. We were unable to get the exact dates of their martyrdom.

Dr. Mansoor Anis: Aurangi Town, Karachi.
Anisul Hasan Rizvi: Saeedabad, Karachi.
Iqtidaar Sajjad Naqvi: Korangi, Karachi.
Syed Jaffer Abbasi: Nazimabad, Karachi.
Dr. Shakir Ali: Nazimabad, Karachi.
Pervaiz Akhtar Naqvi: Saudabad, Karachi.
Syed Ali Jaan Jafri: Mohammad Hussain Road, Karachi.
Mehdi Hussain: Karachi.
Dr Muhammad Ali Naqvi: Lahore
Dr Qaider Reza Sayal: Lahore

http://al-huda.al-khoei.org/news/124/ARTICLE/1108/2005-01-01.html

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  • In addition to the above information, here is an account of only 50 days in 2009 (from 1 January 2009 to 20 February 2009) in reverse chronological order:

    An account of recent Shia killings in Pakistan (from 1 Jan to 20 Feb 2009)

    Note: This is only a brief glimpse of systematic and continuous killings of Shia in Pakistan in the last few weeks. For a detailed account of the Shia genocide in the last many years in Pakistan, visit: http://www.shaheedfoundation.org/home.asp

    1. On 20 February 2009, a suicide bomber killed at least 32 Shias and injured another 157 who were attending the funeral of an already murdered Shia leader in the southern district of D.I. Khan (Dera Ismail Khan) in the NWFP. Previously on 21 November 2008, 6 Shia were killed and 25 more received severe injuries when a powerful bomb ripped through the funeral procession of a slain Shia leader who was shot the previous night.

    2. On 19 February 2009, six Shia were killed in Parachinar when Taliban terrorists opened indiscriminate fire on them at mid-day. They had gone to collect wood from local forest. It may be noted that the Shia are under siege in Parachinar for the past many years. The massacres of hundreds of Shias in Kurram Agency in 2007 and 2008 saw regular trickles of Shias migration. (Over the years, cities like Thal, Hangu and Kohat have developed significant pockets of migrant Shia population. All this area is also the target of the Afghan refugees who have leaked out of the Afghan refugee camps and don’t plan on going home because becoming a part of the Al Qaeda fighting machine is more lucrative. They take the identity of Taliban and do a lot of Shia-killing on the side. An informally named ghetto, Shiagarh, is an obvious target, located just 10 miles from Kohat going to the city of Hangu.)

    3. On 19 February 2009, a Shia man, Qurban Ali, was killed and another Sabir sustained injuries when terrorists opened fire on their van in the Gilgit area.

    4. On 10 February 2009, Mualana Syed Shabeer Hussain Shah was killed near Qureshi Maur; he was a prayer leader at Masjid-e-Kotla-Qaim Shah in D.I. Khan. He was 45 years old.

    5. On 9 February 2009, Sardar Ali Baba, 45, was killed in Peshawar. He was the bread-winner of the family and used to run medicines’ business. He is survived by four mourning children.

    6. On 5 February 2009, at least 35 Shia were killed and more than 50 injured in a suicide attack on a Shia gathering in D.G. Khan.

    7. On 3 February 2009, Syed Iqbal Haider Zaidi was killed when terrorists attacked him near Dabal Road, Quetta. He worked in a Wood factory to earn livelihood.

    8. On 2 February 2009, Syed Munawar Kazmi of Shia Dialogue Committee was shot in D.I. Khan.

    9. On 27 January 2009, Syed Ather Shah was killed by terrorists on Dial Road outside of his home in D.I. Khan. Syed aged 40 years was the caretaker of Imambargah Faqir Shah Muhallah Totaan Walla. Previously on 18 January, another Shia, Ali Abbas was killed in the same city.

    10. On 26 January 2009, Hussain Ali Yousufi president of Hazara Democratic Party was killed in firing by terrorist in today morning at Jinnah Road Quetta. The killing of Shia notables in Quetta, particularly those belonging to Hazara community, has sadly become a frequent occurrence. Some of the killings have been owned by Lashkar-e-Jhangavi, a sister organization of Pakistani Taliban. The number of the Shia community members killed there over the recent years has exceeded 300. Besides religious figures, liberal politicians, businessmen and government officials have been targeted.

    11. On 14 January 2009, 3 Shia Police officials named DSP Hassan Ali, Mohammad Baqir and Sifwatullah were killed in Quetta, four were injured. They were going to Police Training Centre Quetta at Saryab Road at 10: 30 AM (PST) when terrorists sprayed fires upon them. All killed and two of injured belong from Shia Community. Four days ago president of Shia Conference was also targeted in Sibi (Baluchistan). On 8th June 2003 12 Shia cadets were also killed on Sariab Road Quetta.

    12. On January 2009 in Hangu,17 Shia Muslims were killed and more than 35 injured. Taliban terrorists attacked with heavy weapons on Shia populated areas of Hungo City like; Ali Abad town, Muhallah Ganjanokalay, Muhallah Sangerh and Muhallah Paskaley.

    13. On 10 Jan 2009, 4 Shia were killed and another 10 are injured when Taliban attacked the Shia converged for Ashura Procession in Hangu.

    Source: http://www.petitiononline.com/ShiaSOS/petition.html

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    SOS from Pakistan – Save Pakistani Shias Petition

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  • Excerpts from a book: Pakistan’s Drift into Extremism: Allah, the Army and America’s War on Terror By Hassan Abbas published by An East Gate Book. M.E. Sharpe Armonk, New York, London England.

    “The Khomeini revolution in Iran already bolstered the confidence of the Shias, and they were not about to take Sunni dictates in religious matters lying down. Hard-liners among Sunni, for their part, felt that such dictation was their right, and those on the extreme right of the Sunni spectrum simply cut the Gordian knot by taking a position that, correct or not, Pakistan had a Sunni majority and as such it should be declared a Sunni Muslim state in which Shia should be treated as a minority. Since achievement of this holy goal would likely to take some time, some of them decided that the interregnum ought not to be wasted. Thus in 1985 they formed Anjuman Sipah-e-Sahaba (ASS) – an organization piously dedicated to ridding the country of the nettlesome presence of the Shias by eliminating them physically. Later, when they realized what the organization’s acronym meant in English, they changed the name to Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP).”

    “The zealous emissaries of the Iranian Revolutionary Regime started financing their organization Tehreek-e-Nifza-e-Fiqah-e-Jafaria (TNFJ – Movement for the Implementation of Jafaria Religious Law) and providing scholarships for Pakistani student to study in Iranian religious seminaries. For the Zia regime though, the problematic issue was Shia activism leading to a strong reaction to his attempts to impose Hanafi Islam (a branch of Sunni sect). For this he winked to the hard-liners among the Sunni religious groups in order to establish a front to squeeze the Shias. It was in this context that Jhangvi was selected by the intelligence community to do the needful. It is also believed that the JUI recommendation played the decisive part in this choice. The adherents of the Deobandi School were worried about Shia activism for religious reasons anyhow. State patronage came as an additional incentive. Consequently, in a well-designed effort, Shia assertiveness was projected as their disloyalty to Pakistan and its Islamic Ideology.”

    “In a few months, Saudi funds started pouring in, making the project feasible. For Saudi Arabia, the Iranian revolution was quite scary, for its ideals conflicted with that of a Wahabi monarchy. More so, with an approximately 10% Shia population, Saudi Arabia was concerned about the expansion of Shia activism in any Muslim country. Hence, it was more than willing to curb such trends in Pakistan by making a financial investment to bolster its Wahabi Agenda. According to Vali Raza Nasr, a leading expert on the sectarian groups of Pakistan, the flow of these funds was primarily routed through the Pakistan Military and the ISI. It is not known whether American support for this scheme was readily available, but the Zia regime knew well that the United States would be glad to acquiesce, given the rising US – Iran hostility. However, some analyst believe that CIA funds were involved in the venture.”

  • slogan of youm el quds by ISO is alive mr Aamir Mughal and it is held every year to this day with the fervour for liberation of al quds

    only u are full with ur prejudice

  • azeem : slogan of youm el quds by ISO is alive mr Aamir Mughal and it is held every year to this day with the fervour for liberation of al quds only u are full with ur prejudice

    Wake Up, Please!

  • Another doctor killed in Karachi
    By Our Staff Reporter
    Friday, 18 Jun, 2010

    Though the investigators remained clueless about the killers, the police authorities see the murder as a continuation of the fresh spree of doctors’ killing. — AFP Photo

    KARACHI: Another doctor fell prey to the ongoing wave of targeted killings on Thursday a few yards from his private clinic in Landhi, police said.

    It was a fifth incident of doctors’ killing in recent weeks apart from a pathologist, who was killed a few days ago. In his early 50s, Dr Zahid Hussain was targeted, in what has now become a routine modus operandi of hit men in Karachi, by two men riding a motorcycle seconds after he left the clinic for home in his car.

    “The clinic named Al-Masiha Medical Centre is in Landhi 5,” said Sub-Inspector Inayatullah Narejo, the SHO of the Landhi police station. “He left the clinic after 5pm as a matter of course and had driven only to the corner of the street when two men on a motorbike emerged and fired at the car, which was moving at a slow speed in the congested lane.”

    The motorcyclists left the scene in a flash, leaving the wounded Dr Hussain in a pool of blood.

    He was later taken out from the car by passersby and put into an ambulance that took him to a hospital, where he died during treatment.

    “He was hit by at least three bullets fired from a very close range. The two bullets that struck him in the upper torso proved fatal,” said an official at the medico-legal section of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.

    Though the investigators remained clueless about the killers, the police authorities see the murder as a continuation of the fresh spree of doctors’ killing.

    “We need to look into the incident before reaching any conclusion, though it seems part of the current trend,” said Malik Zafar Iqbal, the SP of the Landhi Town.

    Doctors’ reaction

    The doctors’ representative body criticised the government over its failure to stop the killing of doctors.

    “In this province the governor, the health minister, the home minister and several other public representatives are doctors, but unfortunately they have yet to realise the threat level and take necessary steps,” said Idrees Adhi of the Pakistan Medical Association. “If the spree goes on and forces the doctors to stay indoors, only the common people and the patient would suffer. We have been assured several times by the police authorities and the government, but it has only remained lip service.”

    http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/local/another-doctor-killed-in-city-860

  • it is painful that now shias have absolutely no defence whatsoever we are like sitting ducks and no govt is trying to crackdown against these SOB sipah e sahaba bastards . ISI has been antishia since 1980s when the curse of zia ul haq came to the power and they should be killed all of em

  • Assalam u alikum Brothers,

    The Article is very Informative and the writer very bravely expose this terrible issue, I just want to make Amir Mughal correct that Tehreek e Nifaz e Fiqah Jafferiya was never been supported by iran or any shia country. Yes most of their religious publications(no any hatred material) were sponsored by the iran. The other thing is silence of the coaltion partners, in karachi every shia professional is under a threat but still the MQM didnt want to speak on this issue.This pain of religious sectarianism is a gift from Zia ul Haq and now his heir Nawaz shareef and PML Najaiz..
    I again support and congratulate the writer that he written very bravely on this painfull issue..