Canadian doctor Mehdi Ali Qamar gunned down as he visited gravesite in Pakistan with wife and son

May 27, 2014 5:11 AM

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A Canadian citizen who travelled to Pakistan’s Punjab region to train local doctors at a heart clinic was gunned down in front of his wife and child after morning prayers on Monday.

Mehdi Ali Qamar, 50, a U.S.-based cardiologist who lived in Canada in the early 1990s and planned to return for good, was shot dead by religious fanatics because he is a member of the Ahmadi Muslim sect, a religious minority outlawed in Pakistan.

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