Young Pakistani Student Murdered in Portugal

Tragedy struck as a young Pakistani student, Anthony Shoukat, lost his life during a robbery attempt in Porto, Portugal. Hailing from Lahore, Anthony had gone to Portugal for a research project affiliated with the renowned Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital.

The circumstances surrounding Anthony’s untimely demise paint a picture of bravery and resilience. Reports suggest that he valiantly resisted the robbery attempt, displaying courage in the face of danger. However, tragically, his efforts to thwart the assailants ultimately led to his demise, leaving his family and loved ones shattered by the loss.

As news of Anthony’s passing reverberated through his community, his family issued a heartfelt plea to the authorities for assistance. They implored the government to expedite the repatriation of Anthony’s remains and ensure that those responsible for his senseless death are swiftly brought to justice. The anguish and sorrow felt by Anthony’s family underscore the profound impact of his loss on their lives.

Anthony’s academic journey was marked by notable achievements, reflecting his dedication to scholarly pursuits. Having earned his master’s degree in Sweden and completed his PhD in Germany, Anthony was recognized for his scholarly contributions and intellectual prowess. His passion for research and commitment to excellence endeared him to colleagues and peers alike.

This tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the risks faced by individuals living and working abroad, far from the familiarity and security of home. It underscores the importance of vigilance and caution, even in seemingly safe environments, and highlights the need for greater awareness of personal safety measures while traveling or residing in foreign countries.

In a poignant parallel, Anthony’s fate evokes memories of another recent loss suffered by the Pakistani diaspora. Fahimuddin, a Pakistani-German resident, was also tragically killed in a knife attack in Ulm, Germany, earlier this year. The parallels between these two incidents serve as a somber reminder of the vulnerabilities faced by individuals living abroad and the importance of community support in times of crisis.

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  • کوئی امریکن ہوتا تو قیامت برپا ہو جانی تھی،
    خیر ہے ایک پاکستانی ہی تو تھا۔

  • Very sad incident, this should be thoroughly investigated by Portugal and EU authorities.

  • This is tragic indeed… May All rest the Anthony’s soul in eternal peace and the bereaved family have courage to over-come the loss. Ameen..

    But one thing is I don’t understand, what on earth could be so precious to have one’s life sacrificed for it. I strongly discourage resistance during robbery. Its not worth it guys… Condolences again to bereaved family and thoughts and prayers for departed soul.

    • One Correction – May Allah rest the Anthony’s soul in eternal peace and the bereaved family have courage to over-come the loss. Ameen..

  • Portuguese police has been investigating and has issued an official statement saying that no crime was committed. Maybe newspapers should put in a call to official channels…? In Portugal, this is being presented as an example of the risks of online misinformation.


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