ProPakistani Writer Ali Raza Khawaja Killed in Karachi

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I am distressingly sad to announce that Ali Raza Khawaja, a friend and a long-time author at ProPakistani, was shot by two unknown gunmen in Karachi yesterday.

I am unaware of the motive behind his killing, but I assume he was randomly shot dead by the notorious killers of Karachi.

Ali, who was just 25, became victim of the violence in Karachi that we all curse, but unfortunately no one is doing much to stop it.

I don’t hope that the government or the law enforcement agencies will catch the killers. I am saying this because killers of Benazir Bhutto, one of the strongest families in the country, are still not brought to justice then how come a common man can expect anything here.

Ali worked with ProPakistani for over five years. Ali was mainly responsible for reporting cyber security matters during early days of ProPakistani till somewhere around 2011. He and was a security expert himself.

Ali used to manage the security of ProPakistani’s servers during 2008-2011. During this period, he was the one who made sure that ProPakistani’s website is up and running despite all the DDoS attacks we faced during that time. He played a major role when ProPakistani traced hackers who had attacked our website in 2010.

Ali also represented ProPakistani in various TV shows to discuss cyber security matters.

Ali had deep connections with all local and regional white-hat or even black-hat hackers. He always preached the hackers to not to deface websites meaninglessly, instead he used to push them to use their abilities for constructive work in the country.

Over the time Ali remained a security consultant for various local and multinational companies.

Ali’s demise is a personal loss. I pray to Allah to grant his soul the eternal peace. Ameen.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • Ahmed

    Karachi is a jungle.

    • Junaid Ahmed

      Worst than jungle. kion k jungle ka b koi qanon hota ha :(

      • PeeDroid MiNi L100

        Theek Kaha,
        Jungle Main Sheer Badshah Hota Ha Aur Karachi Main Geedar (Altaf Hussain).

  • انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون، اللہ شہید کے درجات بلند فرمائے۔

    • Fakhre Alam

      آمین

    • Nouman Younas

      آمین

    • Irfan iffi Rehan

      Ameen

  • aarsheikh

    Shiite killing? Tum kitnay Hussaini Maro Gay, Yeh Quom he Hussaini hai!

    • Aizaz Ul Haq

      Indeed

    • aamir7

      Can’t say anything… Sad, if it is.

      • Abbasi

        Why can’t say anything. It is targeted Shia Killing. He was a Shia.

        • hajra nabeel

          He’s not shia

          • Taha Najam

            Ali, Raza. Pretty sure he was.

        • Guest

          yar ye shia or sunni se bohat aage ki bat hai. He was a soldier of Pakistan Cyber Army. Us ne Pakistan ko protect karte karte jaan de di or hum abi tak shia or sunni mai hi phasse hoe hen.kam se kam ek bar us k bare mai read zaroor karen k wo tha kon or mere or ap k liye wo karta kia tha. then comment

          • Taha Najam

            Don’t be delusional. A bunch of computer geeks don’t go gunning people down. Cyber warfare, if there is even such a thing, stays cyber.

    • Usama

      What kind a joke is it?
      there is lot of Umar, Usman killed in karachi are those Sunni Killing?
      Its just a killing and we are sorry for him ALLAH janat main ala mukam ata kry

      • aarsheikh

        Yes write, 5 sunni’s are killed for each 100 shia’s…! to make people believe it’s not a shia killing, however, i do not have any differences or hartred against my sunni brothers, we are all muslims, but fact is fact, believe on it.

        Lastly, united we stand, divided we fall, so come up sunni brothers, let’s join together to stand as one nation.

        • Taha Najam

          You could start by not discriminating against Shias and Sunnis. Why not just refer to them as Muslims?

          • aarsheikh

            It’s time to start educate the un-aware people, on what’s actually happening. If it was Muslims only killing, then the members wouldn’t be like above, but it is a sect killing, maybe to divide them, fight them with each other, but admit it, Shiites having the highest number of people getting killed in Pakistan!

          • asimzeeshan

            True but no one will listen to you. Media outlets and people are in a habbit of painting their own picture and diverting from the real issue. Irony in Pakistan

  • Muhammad Musa Raza

    probably another shia killing!!!! :( Labek Ya RasulAllah Labek Ya Hussain

  • Junaid Ahmed

    انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون،

  • Naveed

    OMG i was shocked to hear read this. :( Really feeling sad :( May his soul RIP :(

  • Propak

    will you please list all articles written by Ali Raza khawaja…!!

  • Suhaib Malik

    A very sad news. Allah magfirat karay.

    Btw, Typo in the post bro
    Ali also represented ProPakistani (is) various TV shows to discuss cyber security matters.
    Should be “in”

  • Zunaira Elahi

    May his soul rest in peace and may Allah grant his family the courage to bear this tragic loss. Ameen.

  • Sumair

    At one time only people like cobblers, bread makers, carpenters, roadside hawkers were targeted but now even respected professionals are not safe from these target killers! R.I.P :(

    • Taha Najam

      Are you implying that a cobbler’s, baker’s, carpenter’s and roadside hawker’s life is less valuable than anyone else’s?

  • Amir Khan

    Ameen. Very sad news. May Allah give him Jannat. Ameen.

  • Anique Khalid

    انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون

  • KMQ

    ALLAH PAK darjaat buland kare aur inke lawahekeen ko sabr e jameel ataa farmaee.. Aaameen

  • inam

    Really depressed to hear this

  • Kumar

    RIP :(((

  • Yo

    Heard he was killed coz he was a shia !!

  • Zagham

    انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون،

  • Ali Asghar

    May his soul rest in peace, and may ALLAH give strength to his family to bear this huge loss, Yet another innocent Shiite Became victim, really either The Killer’s brains are completely washed now, or they have become Takhfeeris, our Beautifull city has been made a hell of a place to live by Terrorist, i don’t think anyone would have any problem with him sharing cyber security news, so definitely, i believe his cast maybe the reason, hope his Sacrifice of live will not go in vain, and help changing the law and order situation in Karachi.

  • MJQ

    A very sad news indeed and a time to think that we need to unite as a nation and try to create an environment where everyone is safe from such inhumanely matters.

    May his soul rest in peace and may Allah grant his family the courage to bear this tragic loss. Ameen.

  • Ali

    I am very sad to hear this.What is happening to this country.In which direction we are heading?I can only pray to God to show our people the right path to choose.My prayers are for him and for his family to give them enough strength to deal with this tragic accident.

  • Sazeen

    Very sad news, despite the so called targeted operation law and order situation in karachi is becoming worse with the passage of time. It is mainly due to the incompetence and political expediencies of provincial and federal govt both.

  • Shoaib

    so sad to here that! May Allah SWT Bless him with Jannatul firdous. ameen

  • MFS

    ameen

  • Muhammad Abrar Ali

    May Allah Give him Rest in Peace and hell for the killers. Aameeen

  • tungi

    sectarian takfiri dogs are trying to create divisions in this country

  • Oh so sad :( RIP ALI may ALLAH give his family patent

  • Muhammad Aamir

    انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون

  • Wahid eConnect

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un

  • Gullu Butt

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajeeoon.

  • Ahmad

    انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون

  • Ahmad

    Very sad,, Allah Pak hmare iss shaheed bhai ki maghfarat farmaaye aur iske ghar walon ko be panah sabr ata farmaaye, (Aamin)

  • Azi

    really very sad :(

  • May his soul rest in peace.

  • Sulaiman Lalani

    May his soul rest in eternal peace

  • SAN

    ProPakistani has a large audience. Can’t we at least start a full fledged campaign on Social network to stop these target killings in Karachi. No one is paying heed. Maybe it bring any good…

  • Ali

    Aamir – I think you should not rule out the possibility of another hacker groups carrying out this heinous act. I am sure you have watched Mickey Virus.

  • Momna

    انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون

  • Ahmed Habib

    Very bad news, Allah usay jannat ata kren!

  • Alamdar Raza

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajeeoon.

  • JahanZaib Yousaf

    Inna Lilahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajeoon.
    Allah Mugfirat firmai
    Very Sad News

    Please forward my condolence to his family.

    • Zulfiqar Ali

      انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون

  • Zaeem

    Ameen..Sum Ameen..Uff…i feel really sorry for his loss..May Allah grant his family with patience..!!!

  • Shaykh ul Islam Tahir ul Qadri

    انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون

  • HUNAIN MEMON

    my buddy :(

  • SSyar

    إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ‎

  • Anon.

    May Allah give his family a lot of strength and will to surpass this tragedy

  • May Allah bless his soul rest in peace. Amen.

  • Adeel Mumtaz

    انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون May the departed soul rest in eternal peace and May Allah give strength
    and courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss. Ameen

  • Kashif saleem

    انا للہ وانا علیہ راجعون

  • test

    sad

  • startupspro

    انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون، اللہ شہید کے درجات بلند فرمائے .

  • Minhaj Uddin

    It is a sad news, Karachi is not jungle, it is managed as a jungle! Karachi is indeed in need of a separate province.

  • Irfan

    یزیدی کی اولاد جتنے بھی حسینی شہید کر لے.. کبھی بھی اپنے مقاصد حاصل نہیں کر سکتے.. سلام یا حسین علیہ السلام

  • Bilal Iqbal

    sad news … The next big operations would be held in Karachi after Wazirastan … May his soul rest in heaven… Ameen

  • Umar

    Har jungle ka King hota hai, King bno, hakoomat karo Karachi pr

  • Salim

    He was such a good friend of mine! May he find Jannah and may the killers be caught. Ali we all will miss you bro.

  • Hasnu

    انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون

  • Baker

    May his soul rest in peace. Very disappointed to hear of this, I guess folks like us just dont have a chance anymore…

  • Salman Ansari

    I am truly saddened by this news. My heart cries when I see what is happening to my country and its people. My heart bleeds when a tragedy like this occurs. May he find peace and my Allah give his family the courage to be able to handle the deep pain.

    For Pro-Pakistani, which has become a benchmark for reporting industry news, it must truly be a huge loss in professional and personal terms.

    • aamir7

      Thank you Salman sb for the thoughts.

  • Ali Hafeez Azmat

    Inna lillahe wa inna elaihe rajeoun

  • محمد

    انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون، اللهم اجرنى في مصيبتي و اخلفني خير منها۔

  • Arslan Ejaz

    إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ‎

  • waqar

    Allah inko apnni remat mein jagah de. Ameenn

  • Yasir Mahmood

    انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون

  • Yasir Mahmood

    Although Conditions in Other Parts Of the Country Cannot be called BEST

    But We Should Say Alhamdulillah that We Dont Live In Karachi

  • Shahid Abbasi

    very sad. may he rest in peace.ameen

  • nad

    may ALLAH bless his soul and give patience to his parents / family . aameen .

  • Dr. Imran Sajan

    إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un
    Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return.
    (May His Soul Rest in Peace)
    ………………………………(d’MÏKŠ)

  • Adeel

    RIP

  • Hafiz Abdussamad

    Karachi waly Zulam sehty b hain aur Zalim ka saath b dety hain,
    wo haraam zada London main beth k order kerta hai aur sara karachi Labiyek kehta hai, us k party main b itny imaadar karkun k wo udher betha order kerta hai aur us k karkun yahan wo kerwa dety hain,
    lanat us per aur us ka saath deny waly, us k jalson main shareek hony walon per,

  • Shahjahan

    This guy was Anti MQM.. Once he shared BBC documentary report on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ali.r.khawaja.5?fref=ts 11July,2013
    Check it out..

  • Nauman Afzal

    Really sad indeed. I have been living in Karachi for the last 8 months and I have never felt so insecure in my life as I do now. There’s target killings, muggings, political scores settling, kidnapping, extortion, to name a few. Name any crime and its here, and quite rampant. Each time I go out I pray for my safe return but with a loaded handgun, always. Though I would blame the LEAs to some extent, but the real mess is where the criminals go scot free and that is our Honorable courts. What a pity!

  • jawad

    karachi needs the treatment of an atom bomb, clear every thing and start fresh, these killers have ruined pakistan and specially people of karachi…..

  • waheedtheone

    انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون

  • Syed UmerFarooq Bukhari Leo

    انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون،

  • waheed

    very sad

  • Waleed Ahmed

    Sooo Sad :(

  • Bilal

    This is really bad. The real operation should be carried out on Karachi criminal hide outs. The police is full of criminals or either backed by criminals so Army is required to crush them to ground so they don’t dare again to do such hideous acts.

  • KK

    its very sad news

  • HIKMAT

    RIP in Jannah

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  • saqib

    Alas. Inalillah ay wa ina alay ay rajaun.

  • TS

    My prayers go out to Ali and his bereaved family…May Allah almighty grant him a place in heaven and may his killers rot in hell!

  • INNAH LILLAH HI WA INNAH ELAIHI RAJEEON
    may Almighty Allah bless his soul in heaven ameen
    i dont understand why somebody is not taking the action against them?
    It sounds Ali was a good friend of you and he was sincere with your company i will pray for justice.

  • Kamran

    RIP

  • Social Media True Stories

    Bhot afsos howa jawan beta or kisi ka bahi tha, Allah Pakistan pe karam kare or Es Shaheed hone wale bahi k ghar walon ko saber dey. Aamir bahi ap killed ka word use na karin plz ye Shaheed howa hai. sooo sad news :(

  • Ali

    انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون، اللہ شہید کے درجات بلند فرمائے۔

  • Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajeeoon.

    May GOD bless the departed soul…!

  • Khurram ShahzAd

    Inna lilah e wa innah ellh e rajioon, Its really sad news. Some serious effort required from gov/security agencies to make things rite in karachi. People of Pakistan’s biggest city really don’t deserve this and we are with them.

    May his soul rest in peace.

  • Muhammad Emran Hayder

    إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ‎

  • Jamal Nasir

    After all he was a good citizen, pro-Pakistani blogger,educated IT person and a good son & brother. Plz raise voice for no further killing of innocent persons in Karachi or anywhere.

  • sharif

    A great loss to the family and friends