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March 23, 2008

Dr Arshad Waheed killed in Wana

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Web Desk
March 23, 2008

KARACHI: Karachi-based Dr Arshad Waheed, who was running a clinic in Wana, was identified as one of the victims of an alleged US missile attack on a house sheltering militants in Wana on March 16.

Dr Arshad Waheed, a kidney specialist of the Jinnah Hospital, had shifted to Wana with his family, following his acquittal by court of law on charges of attack on the convoy of the Karachi corps commander and a Rangers van and harbouring and training al-Qaeda and Jundullah activists, providing them funds and medical treatment, sources said. When contacted, the sister-in-law of Dr Arshad, who is residing in Karachi, said she had received the information regarding his death in a “US attack”. She added that his family, however, was safe. Sources said Dr Arshad was living in Wana, providing medical treatment to the people affected in the ongoing battle between the security forces and the militants there. The sources added that Dr Arshad was out of contact with his family members.

The name of Dr Arshad, along with his brother Dr Akmal Waheed, a cardiac specialist of the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, appeared in the media following their mysterious disappearance on June 17, 2004 in Karachi as then federal Information Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed in his reported statement accused them of involvement in the corps commander convoy attack case and facilitating the militants in Wana.