Pakistan human rights activist Khurram Zaki shot dead

Posted on:10 May 2016 18:05:09
Pakistan human rights activist Khurram Zaki shot dead
10 May 2016 Current Affairs: Khurram Zaki, a leading Pakistani rights activist was shot dead by gunmen in Karachi. Khurram was better known for his strong stance against hatred and violence targeted at Shia Muslims. The 40 year old, Khurram was shot dead by motorbike-borne Taliban militants when he was at a restaurant with his two friends.

Mr. Khurram was a former journalist and currently he was working as a campaigner for human rights and the editor of the website and Facebook page Let Us Build Pakistan (LUBP) with the stated aim to "spread liberal religious views and condemn extremism in all forms".

He was also a member of the campaign against Maulana Abdul Aziz, a prominent leader of the Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) in Islamabad who is known for his anti-Shia rhetoric and refused to condemn the Taliban attack on the  Army Public School in Peshawar that killed 146 people.

 

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