June 4, 2014 9:06 am
Updated: June 4, 2014 10:41 am

Funeral to be held Wednesday for Canadian doctor killed in Pakistan

Mehdi Ali Qamar had just arrived in Pakistan to do volunteer work at a hospital.


TORONTO – Thousands are expected to attend the funeral in Vaughan Wednesday for a Canadian doctor who was assassinated in Pakistan last month.

Mehdi Ali Qamar, 51, was reportedly gunned down in front of his wife and two-year-old son while visiting his mother’s grave in the town of Chenab Nagar.

Qamar’s wife and child were not injured in the shooting.

Hadi Ali Chaudhary, the doctor’s brother, said Qamar and his family arrived in Pakistan just days before the shooting.

Qamar had been living the U.S.  for about 10 years before travelling to Pakistan.

Police have said they don’t have a motive for Qamar’s slaying, but the family says he was killed for being a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Canada community.

Qamar planned to treat patients at the Tahir Heart Institute in Rabwah.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. at the Tahir Hall Community Centre on Jane Street, south of Teston Road.

with files from The Canadian Press

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