Liberal Activist Shot Dead By Muslims Becaused He Praised London For Electing A Muslim
A leading Pakistani human rights activist has been murdered by Islamic extremists hours after praising London for electing its first Muslim mayor.
Khurram Zaki, the editor of political website Let Us Build Pakistan (LUBP), was shot dead in North Karachi while sat in a tea shop with two friends.
Four gunmen on two motorcycles are reported to have opened fire on all three people and then fled the scene.
Just hours before his death, Zaki's last Facebook post congratulated new London Mayor Sadiq Kahn on his election and hailed London as a beacon for the world.
"I am celebrating the greatness of Western Secular Democracy. In this day and age of terrorism and Islamophobia, London has risen above discrimination and bigotry and emerged as great centre of human civilisation setting a great example for the world."
Despite being treated at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and later being moved to a private medical facility, Zaki died shortly afterwards. The two friends are still being treated in hospital.