Published On : Wed, Jun 22nd, 2016

Pakistani Sufi singer Amjad Sabri shot dead in Karachi

Amjad Sabri died on his way to hospital after being shot in his car

Amjad Sabri
Karachi/ Nagpur: 
One of Pakistan’s most famous singers, Amjad Sabri, has been shot dead in the southern city of Karachi.

Two gunmen fired on his car in the busy Liaqatabad area, police said. Sabri 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.

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.