KARACHI: A young medical student died in a road accident in the small hours of Wednesday morning, police said.

South-SSP Asad Raza said that a pedestrian came in front of the motorcycle of Abdullah Khan Khattak, 21, at the FTC flyover at about 1:45am.

Khattak fell from the motorbike and sustained a serious head injury. The pedestrian also suffered injuries and both of them were taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where doctors pronounced him dead.

The deceased was a third-year student of the Aga Khan University.

Police Surgeon Dr.Summaiya Syed said that the injured pedestrian appeared to be in his late 30s. He was admitted in the Neurosurgery Ward of the JPMC in critical condition, she added.

In a tweet, the varsity said: “We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our dear student and friend, Abdullah Khattak (MBBS ‘24), who met with a motorcycle crash earlier today. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to his family and friends.”

His grief-stricken friends took to social media to remember him. Many of them believed that the accident took place when Khattak tried to save the passer-by. #abdullahkhattak was trending in Pakistan with more than 3,700 tweets.

Talking to Dawn, Khattak’s elder brother Majid recalled that his younger brother was determined to achieve his goal.

The family had asked him to get admission into the Khyber Medical University but he was determined to study at AKU, he said, adding that he had left his home in Peshawar and came to Karachi to become doctor.

Published in Dawn, June 30th, 2022

Opinion

Editorial

No end to hostility
Updated 17 Aug, 2022

No end to hostility

It is time for all parties to rise above petty tactics and hostilities for political gains and pull country back from brink.
Deadly accidents
17 Aug, 2022

Deadly accidents

TWO horrific accidents on Tuesday, which resulted in high death tolls, illustrate the dangers people face while ...
New banknote
17 Aug, 2022

New banknote

PAKISTAN has a new currency note to mark the diamond jubilee of independence. The 75-rupee banknote, issued by the...
Shared goals
Updated 16 Aug, 2022

Shared goals

It is high time that all parties realise that negotiation on the economy does not need to be held hostage to political rivalries.
Making amends?
16 Aug, 2022

Making amends?

WHERE relations with the US are concerned, there has been a distinct shift in Imran Khan’s tone. While the PTI...
Hazardous celebration
16 Aug, 2022

Hazardous celebration

CAN celebratory actions that often result in death or lifelong injuries really be described as such? Be it Eid, New...