Pakistani researcher killed in Portugal over resisting robbery

Family members say Anthony Shoukat had gone to Portugal for a research project

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Victim Anthony Shoukat strikes a pose for a photo in Portugal in the image shared on his Facebook ID on May 4, 2024. — Facebook/ Anthony Shoukat 
  • Family appeals to govt to help them bring body.
  • Victim had gone to Portugal for research project. 
  • Anthony Shoukat obtained PhD degree from Germany.

LAHORE: A young Pakistani researcher, who hailed from Lahore, was killed after he resisted to robbery in Porto, Portugal, Geo News reported on Friday.

Family members of the victim, identified as Anthony Shoukat, said he had gone to Portugal for a research project. 

They appealed the government to help them bring the victim’s body at the earliest and bring the culprits to justice.

The family said that Anthony had done his masters from Sweden and PhD from Germany.

Recently in March, a Pakistani-German, Fahimuddin, was murdered in the Ulm city during a knife attack on his family. He had left Karachi’s Azizabad neighbourhood and permanently settled in Germany.

The victim’s close friend Ahmed Saeed had said the assailant first attacked Fahimuddin’s wife and daughters, then fatally attacked Fahim. Saeed said the assailant was alive and undergoing treatment at a hospital.

“Fahimuddin’s neighbours and friends are also saddened by his death. Fahim spent many memorable moments with us. The condition of Fahimuddin’s wife and daughters is critical, while two of their daughters managed to save themselves by hiding.”