Renowned Pakistani singer Amjad Sabri shot dead in Karachi
June 22, Islamabad: Amjad Sabri, one of the Pakistan's most famous singers, has been shot dead in the southern city of Karachi on Wednesday.
According to police, two gunmen fired on his car in the busy Liaqatabad area, and he died on his way to hospital. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Sabri was a leading exponent of Sufi devotional music, known as Qawwali. Sufism, a tolerant, mystical practice of Islam, has millions of followers in Pakistan - but in recent years has come under attack from hard-line Islamists, reports said.
Sabri was among the sub-continent's top Qawwali singers.
He was the son of the late Ghulam Farid Sabri, who headed the Sabri brothers, a leading Sufi music band that has dominated the Qawwali scene in Pakistan and India since the 1970s, BBC reports.
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