Monday, May 26, 2014

11 bullets? one, two..not enough??

Moral of the story: it is hazardous to do good deeds on this earth and in this life, even though you may benefit from it in the next life. These incidents have become commonplace now, the only reason this story is being covered is because the good doctor was an American.

We are curious but is APPNA (and any other medical association of Pakistani doctors in America) also segregated by communities? Will anybody on BP be knowing the family? It must be a terrible thing for them as a family and as well as the community. How do people heal after something like this? Please note our sincere condolences.

And this must be emphasized above all: please do not risk your life and limb (as well as inflicting terminal harm to your immediate family) by taking unnecessary risks such as traveling to your native land. If you must engage in charity work please carry on by any remote means possible (or better yet focus on opportunities in your adopted country). Please.
An American volunteer cardiologist was shot dead in Pakistan on Monday, a member of his minority Ahmadi community said, the latest attack on a group which says it is Muslim but whose religion is rejected by the state.

Mehdi Ali had taken his five-year-old son and a cousin to a graveyard in Punjab province at dawn to pray when he was shot, said Salim ud Din, a spokesman for the Ahmadi community.

"He came here just one or two days ago to work at our heart hospital, to serve humanity and for his country," Din said. "Two persons came on motorbikes. They shot 11 bullets in him."

Ali was born in Pakistan but moved abroad in 1996. He had returned to do voluntary work at a state-of-the-art heart hospital built by the Ahmadi community in the eastern town of Rabwah.

Ali, 51, moved to Columbus, Ohio, in the United States, where he founded an Ahmadi centre and raised funds for medical charities in Pakistan, Din said. He is survived by a wife and three young sons, Din said. 

The US embassy said it was providing consular assistance but declined to give further details. "We express our deepest condolences to his family and friends," the embassy spokeswoman said.



1 comment:

  1. He returned to help his community. Your recommendation that Ahmedis who have gone abroad not return to Pakistan essentially means they should just abandon their coreligionists back home.