International karate player Samad Afridi gunned down in Bara Tehsil

08:07 PM | 14 Jul, 2018
International karate player Samad Afridi gunned down in Bara Tehsil
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PESHAWAR - International karate player hailing from Bara Khyber Agency was Saturday gunned down by unidentified gunmen in Shahkas area of Tehsil Bara, an official of the Levies confirmed here.

According to details, Samad Afridi was aboard a car when some unidentified persons opened indiscriminate firing on his car and he received critical bullet injuries.

Soon after the incident, the local and officials of levies rushed at the spot, cordoned off the area

and took Samad Afridi to Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) for medical treatment, but he succumbed to injuries on the way to the hospital.

Samad Afridi recently represented Pakistan in Azerbaijan in the World Koi Kai Kashin Karate Championship and 5th Asian Martial Arts Games held in Turkmenistan. He also visited Malaysia as well and represented Pakistan in the Asian Karate Championship.

He was also the Secretary-General of FATA Karate Association. His Nimaza-e-Janaza was also held in his native village Sam Baba, Tehsil Bara, Khyber Agency and was laid to rest in the Sama Baba graveyard with people from different walk of life and sports circle of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa attended the funeral.

Director Sports and Youth Affair FATA, President FATA Olympic Association Shahid Khan Shinwari, Secretary General FATA Olympic Association Rehmat Gul Afridi, Secretary Finance Khurshid Iqbal, President and Member of KP Sports Writers Association, Vice President Pakistan Olympic Association Syed Aqil Shah have expressed deep sorrow over the death of Samad Afridi.

They prayed to Almighty Allah to rest his soul in peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss. They said the vacuum created by the death of international karate player Samad Afridi would be hard to fill.