Groveport (US): A memorial service in central Ohio has honoured an American cardiologist shot and killed last month in Pakistan in front of his wife and toddler.
Police say two gunmen riding a motorcycle shot Mehdi Ali Qamar (meh-dee ah-LEE` kuh-MER`) as his family left a cemetery after visiting relatives` graves. He was from the minority Ahmadi (ah-mah-DEE`) sect.
About 100 relatives, friends and colleagues gathered yesterday south of Columbus to remember the 51-year-old Qamar, of nearby Pickerington. The ceremony was held at an Ahmadiyya Muslim Community mosque. The
Columbus Dispatch reports that speakers at the memorial remembered Qamar as a man dedicated to serving humanity.
A statement from the Ahmadiyaa Muslim Community said thousands of people attended Qamar`s funeral two weeks ago in Toronto. Qamar had dual US and Canadian citizenship.