Abrar Hussain
-File photo

QUETTA:  Pakistan's three-time Olympic boxer Abrar Hussain was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Quetta today as he was preparing to leave Ayub Stadium.

According to DawnNews, Hussain, the Deputy Director of the Pakistan Sports Board, was shot several times and died after being taken to a nearby hospital. The motive of killing remains unclear.

Born in Quetta on February 9, 1965, Hussain enjoyed a successful career as a boxer, moving up the ranks and representing Pakistan at the 1984, 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games.

He made his international debut at the 1983 Asian Boxing Championship in Japan, and managed to grab a bronze medal. He won golds at the 2nd and 4th South Asian Games and the 11th Asian Games held in Beijing in 1990.

The Chief Minister and Governor of Balochistan expressed their grief  on the sad and sudden death of one of Pakistan’s legendary boxers.

Opinion

Editorial

New Covid danger
30 Nov 2021

New Covid danger

The government’s messaging around the coronavirus and the potential threat of Omicron must be reactivated.
Updated 30 Nov 2021

Saudi conditions

DECADES of fiscal profligacy have trapped the country in a situation where it not only has to borrow more money to...
30 Nov 2021

Mental health concerns

THE economic and psychological effects of Covid-19, combined with the issues of joblessness and inflation, have had ...
Land misuse
Updated 29 Nov 2021

Land misuse

THE contrast could not be more stark, and elite capture no better illustrated. On the one hand are the middle-class...
29 Nov 2021

Act of altruism

DECEASED organ donation needs to become part of the national discourse. To that end, our lawmakers must adopt a far...
29 Nov 2021

Animal neglect

THE callousness shown by our state and society towards humanity is often such that it comes as no surprise that less...