We have lost many famous celebrities this year. Here is a round-up of Pakistani celebrities who were murdered in 2016.
Pakistani Celebrities Who Were Murdered In 2016
Famous Pakistani qawwali singer, Amjad Sabri died on 22 June 2016. He was going for Iftaar transmission on a tv channel. While on his way, two motorcyclists opened fire on Amjad Sabri’s car in Liaquatabad Town, Karachi. He was shot twice in the head and once on the ear. He died on the spot before he could get any medical aid.
Before his murder, he read his last naat in Sehri transmission which included the words “When I shudder in my dark grave, dear Prophet look after me”.
Sabri’s killing was claimed by a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban.
Amjad Sabri left behind two widows, two daughter, and two sons.
Social media queen Qandeel Baloch died on 15 July 2016. She was drugged and then asphyxiated by her brother Waseem while she was asleep at her parents home in Multan.
Qandeel’s brother was arrested on 16 July. When asked why he killed Qandeel, Waseem replied: “Qandeel was bringing disrepute to our family’s honor and I couldn’t tolerate it any further. I murdered her on Friday night when everyone else had gone to bed.”
Pakistani theatre actress Qismat Baig was shot dead by unidentified gunman in Lahore. She was returning to her house after performing at a stage play when gunmen opened fire at her.
So this is the list of Pakistani celebrities who were murdered in 2016.