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Olympian & Deputy DG Pakistan Sports Board Abrar Shah killed in Quetta

QUETTA (June 16, 2011) : Unknown gunmen attacked former Olympian and the Deputy Director General Pakistan Sports Board Abrar Hussain near Ayub Stadium, SAMAA reported Thursday.

Ibrar Hussain Shah was shifted to CMH in critical condition but he succumbed to his injuries.
Quetta-based Abrar, who represented Pakistan in three Olympics, was famous among young boxers of the country.
He was born on February 09, 1961 in Quetta.
“The assailants shot him in the head while he was coming out of his office today,” police official, Hamid Shakil said.
Abrar, 50, represented Pakistan in the 1984, 1988 and 1992 Olympics and won a light middleweight gold medal in the 1990 Asian Games in Beijing.
He was working as chairman of the provincial sports board in Quetta.
“It is a great loss to Pakistan sports because Abrar was working hard on coaching young boxers as well,” said Akram Khan, secretary of the Pakistan Boxing Federation.
Shakil said no arrests had been made but police were investigating the motive behind the killing.
Target killings have become a common practice in Quetta and other cities and towns of the Baluchistan province where separatists and militants have attacked security forces and government officials.
(Published in Samaa TV Website on Thursday, June 16, 2011)

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