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Doctors killed in Pakistan: 2001-2017

 

Incidents
Killed
Injured

2001

1
1
0

2002

1
1
0

2003

1
1
0

2004

0
0
0

2005

0
0
0

2006

0
0
0

2007

1
2
0

2008

1
1
0

2009

0
0
0

2010

5
5
0

2011

5
5
0

2012

11
10
1

2013

7
7
0

2014

12
12
2

2015

5
5
1
2016
1
0
1
2017
2
2
0

Total*

53
52
5
*Data till November 12, 2017
+The exact number is not specified

2001

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

October 26

Lahore / Punjab

Doctor killed and four others injured in Lahore blast.

1
0
Total
1
0

2002

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

November 1

Upper Mall / Lahore / Punjab

A Shia doctor is killed by unidentified assailant in the Upper Mall locality, Lahore.

1
0
Total
1
0

2003

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

April 4

Khawaja Ajmer Nagri area / Karachi

Two unidentified gunmen in Khawaja Ajmer Nagri area, Karachi, kill a doctor in a suspected sectarian attack.

1
0
Total
1
0

2007

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

November 16

Kurram Agency / Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

At least 20 persons, including two doctors, were killed and over 50 others were injured during a sectarian clash at Parachinar, the headquarters of Kurram Agency, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

2
0
Total
2
0

2008

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

July 10

Dosli / North Waziristan

The body of a doctor killed by suspected militants was found in the Dosli sub-division of North Waziristan.

1
0
Total
1
0

2010

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

May 10

Karachi / Sindh

A doctor, Haider Abbas, was shot dead in suspected sectarian attack in Karachi of Sindh.

1
0
2
June 3 Railway Colony / Karachi / Sindh

A doctor, identified as Hassan Hyder, belonging to the Shia sect was shot dead by unidentified assailants near the Railway Colony of Karachi.

1
0
3
June 17 Karachi / Sindh

A doctor identified as Dr Zahid Hussain was shot dead in a sectarian attack in Karachi in Sindh.

1
0
4
August 16 Karachi / Sindh

A DSP, his security guard, the son of the Shia Action Committee head and a doctor were shot dead in three separate incidents in Karachi.

1
0
5
August 18 Nazimabad / Karachi / Sindh

A doctor, Javed, son of Abdul Shakoor, allegedly belonging to the HuM outfit was shot dead near the AO Clinic in Nazimabad area of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

1
0
Total
5
0

2011

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

January 20

Karachi / Sindh

Two persons, including a doctor, were shot dead in incidents of target killing in different parts of Karachi in Sindh.

1
0
2
April 19

Quetta / Balochistan

A bullet-riddled dead body of a doctor, identified as Mumtaz Haider, who was abducted on March 28 was found in Killi Kamalo area on Saryab Road in Quetta, the Provincial capital of Balochistan.

1
0
3
April 26

Karachi / Sindh

Twin bomb blasts targeting two Pakistan Navy buses, carrying officials to work, in Karachi killed four persons, including one civilian female doctor and injured 56 others.

1
0
4
December 16

Pasni / Gwadar / Balochistan

Gwadar District Hospital CMO Doctor Naseem Baloch was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Pasni area of Gwadar District.

1
0
5
December 29

Quetta / Balochistan

High profile Police surgeon, Doctor Baqar Shah, was shot dead by two unidentified armed militants while returning home from the Bolan Medical College Teaching Hospital on Sabzal Road in Quetta.

1
0
Total
5
0

2012

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

January 31

Saudabad / Karachi / Sindh

Doctor Ashfaq Ahmed Qazi was shot dead in a sectarian attack near Malir railway crossing within the precinct of Saudabad Police Station.

1
0
2
March 18

Islamabad

A local official of Saudi Embassy's sub-office, identified as Doctor Hafiz Abdul Rasheed Azhar, was killed at his residence in Islamabad.

1
0
3
April 29

Quetta / Balochistan

The bullet-riddled dead body of a British employee of the ICRC, identified as Doctor Khalil Ahmed Dale, was found dumped near the Killi Umar area on the Airport Road in Quetta.

1
0
4
May 28

Karachi / Sindh

At least eight persons, including a SP and his doctor friend, were killed and 14 others were injured in separate incidents of violence in various areas of Karachi.

1
0
5
June 14

Kati Pahari / Shahrah Noor Jahan PS / Karachi / Sindh

One Doctor Amjad was shot and injured at his clinic near Kati Pahari within the limits of Shahrah Noor Jahan Police Station.

0
1
6
July 20

Junejo Town at Al-Asif Square / Karachi / Sindh

A doctor, identified as Ishaq (45), associated with the polio prevention campaign of WHO was shot dead in Junejo Town at Al-Asif Square.

1
0
7
July 21

Sohrab Goth / Karachi / Sindh

A senior doctor was shot dead near Al-Asif square in Sohrab Goth.

1
0
8
July 28

Quarry Road / Quetta / Balochistan

Unidentified militant opened fire on a veterinary store at Quarry Road in Quetta and killed a veterinary doctor identified as Dr Noor Ali.

1
0
9
August 12

Ilyas Goth / Ibrahim Hyderi PS / Karachi / Sindh

A quack doctor's bullet-riddled dead body, identified as that of Sajid Khan (30), was found from a gunny bag abandoned in Ilyas Goth, within the remit of Ibrahim Hyderi Police Station.

1
0
10
August 13

Swat / Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Two bullet-riddled dead bodies were found in the coalmine area of Margat in Bolan District. One body was identified as that of Doctor Haider Ali, who belongs to Swat District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

1
0
11
August 25

Turbat / Balochistan

Unidentified armed militants shot and injured a doctor, identified as Dotor Iqbal in Turbat District.

1
0
Total
10
1

2013

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

January 9

Dabgari / Peshawar / KP

Unidentified assailants shot dead a Shia doctor associated with the ruling PPP in the Dabgari area of Peshawar (Peshawar District), the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

1
0
2
January 28 Korangi town / Karachi / Sindh

Doctor Abdul Rasheed, 45, was shot dead in Korangi town of Karachi in Sindh.

1
0
3
February 11

Sardar Ahmed Jan Colony / Charsadda Road / Peshawar / KP

Suspected militants shot dead a doctor, identified as Dr Tehseenullah, inside his clinic in Sardar Ahmed Jan Colony on Charsadda Road of Peshawar.

1
0
4
February 18

Gulberg / Lahore / Punjab

In a sectarian attack, the Lahore General Hospital Ophthalmology Department head Professor Dr Ali Haider and his son were shot dead by two unidentified assailants in the Gulberg area of Lahore city (Lahore District), the provincial capital of Punjab.

1
0
5
February 23

Madina Basti / Frontier Morr / Pirabad P

Pakhtun Student Federation Sindh general secretary, identified as Dr. Painda Khan, was killed at his homeopathic clinic in Madina Basti near Frontier Morr within the limits of Pirabad Police Station.

1
0
6
August 22 Liaquatabad Town / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia doctor, identified as Doctor Ghazanfar Ali Zaidi (58), was killed in a sectarian attack near Dak-khana in Shahrah-i-Altaf Brelvi area of Liaquatabad Town. "Dr Zaidi's murder was a clear case of sectarianism," said SSP Central Amir Farooqui.

1
0
7
August 31

Landhi Town / Karachi / Sindh

A homeopathic doctor, identified as Dr Syed Tahir Hussain, was shot dead in Khurramabad area of Landhi Town in Karachi District, the provincial capital of Sindh. Police said that Tahir belonged to Ahmadi community.

1
0
Total
7
0

2014

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

January 5

Rajanpur / Punjab

The President of the MWM Rajanpur District, identified as Doctor Azhar Hussain (59), was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants in a sectarian attack at his residence in the District. Hussain was a doctor by profession.

1
0
2
January 24

Topi Bazaar / Swabi / KP

A Medical Officer at Gandaf Basic Health Unit, identified as Doctor Yar Muhammad, was shot dead by unidentified militants at his private clinic in Topi Bazaar of Swabi District in KP.

1
0
3
February 20

MPR Colony / Orangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

Unidentified militants opened indiscriminate fire on the car of Israr, a doctor, killing him and four others in the car on the spot in MPR Colony of Orangi Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

1
0
4
April 9

Gulistan-e-Jauhar / Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia doctor, identified as Haider Raza, was shot dead while another man accompanying him was injured when unidentified militants opened fire at his car in front of Darul Sehat Hospital in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town in Karachi.

1
1
5
May 13

Delhi Colony / Orangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

Doctor Manzoor Memon (45), the medico-legal officer (MLO) at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC), and his driver, Ashiq (40), were shot dead in Delhi Colony area of Orangi Town in provincial capital Karachi.

1
0
6
May 26

Chenab Nagar / Chiniot District / Punjab

Unidentified militants shot dead a US-based Ahmadi doctor, identified as Mehdi Ali (50), outside the Ahmadi graveyard in Chenab Nagar (also known as Rabwah) city of Chiniot District.

1
0
7
August 11

Landhi / Karachi / Sindh

One doctor, identified as Amir Mehdi (56) was shot dead in a sectarian attack in Landhi area of Karachi in the evening. Amir Mehdi was sitting at his 'Rifah-i-Aam Clinic' in Landhi-2 when two assailants riding on a motorcycle emerged there, fired shots and rode away. The doctor and his compounder brother, Nihal Ali, suffered bullet wounds. Amir Mehdi later succumbed to his injuries.

1
1
8
August 27

Korangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia doctor, identified as Dr. Naseem Hussain Jaffri (50), was shot dead by unidentified militants in Korangi Town of Karachi in Sindh.

1
0
9 September 11

Madni Mosque / Korangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

One Shia Doctor Dr Abdul Aziz was gunned down by unidentified assailants at his clinic near Madni Mosque in Korangi Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

1
0
10 September 23

Mali Colony / Mirpurkhas District / Sindh

A doctor from the Ahmadi community, identified as Mubashar Ahmad Khosa, was shot dead in Mali Colony of Mirpurkhas District.

1
0
11 November 25

University Road / Guslhan Town / Karachi / Sindh

Dr. Rubina Khalid (55), a senior professor of the Dow University of Health Sciences and a Sunni, was shot dead by unidentified assailants on University Road in Guslhan Town of Karachi.

1
0
12 November 30

Korangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

Unidentified armed assailants shot dead a Shia doctor, identified as identified as Shamim Raza, in his private clinic located in Korangi Town of Karachi.

1
0
Total
12
2

2015

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

January 11

Paposh Nagar / Nazimabad town / Karachi / Sindh

Dr Akbar Ali was shot dead when he was seeing patients in his Al-Syed Clinic of Paposh Nagar in Nazimabad town of Karachi in Sindh.

1
0
2
January 11

Khilafat Chowk / Nazimabad town / Karachi / Sindh

A homoeopath Doctor, Yawar Hussain, was shot dead by unidentified assailants when he was pulling down the shutter of his clinic near Khilafat Chowk in Nazimabad town of Karachi in Sindh.

1
0
3
January 12 Federal B / Gulberg Town / Karachi / Sindh

A doctor, identified as Dr Farooq Ahmed Shaikh (55), was shot dead in a targeted attack in Federal B area of Gulberg Town.

1
0
4
February 15

PIMS / Islamabad

A senior PIMS doctor, Dr Shahid Nawaz, succumbed to his injuries after being shot in the head outside the VIP ward of the Institute in Islamabad. He was the head of the hospital's cardiology unit.

1
0
5
May 9

Paposh Nagar / North Nazimabad Town / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia homoeopathic doctor, Dr Anwar Ali Abidi, was shot dead while another person sustained injuries when unidentified militants opened fire at his clinic in Paposh Nagar area of North Nazimabad Town in Karachi of Sindh.

1
1
Total*
5
1

2016

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

August 5

Pak Colony / Karachi / Sindh

A 56-year old doctor belonging to the Hindu community, Dr Pireetam Das, was shot dead in the Pak Colony area of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

1
0
Total*
1
0

2017

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

April 7

Sabzazar / Lahore / Punjab

One veterinary doctor Prof. Dr. Ashfaq Ahmed (68) who belongs to Ahmadi community was shot dead in a sectarian target killing in the Sabzazar area of Lahore in Punjab.

1
0
2
April 13

Kharadar area of Saddar Town in Karachi

A doctor, identified as Dr Zulfiqar, was killed when two unidentified assailants called out him from his house and opened fire in Kharadar area of Saddar Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Dr. Zulfiqar used to run a clinic in Khadda Market. .

1
0
Total*
2
0
* Data till November 12, 2017


Note:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.

 

 

 

 

 
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