Prominent B.C. Muslim shot dead

Riasat Ali Khan, 69, was shot Sunday evening as he got out of his car and walked toward his home, RCMP said. He staggered to the door of his house in Surrey, B.C., where he was found by his son. Someone called his name before they shot him, Salim Karim, a family friend and president of the Vancouver-based Pakistan-Canada Association, told Mr. Khan, a businessman who worked in insurance and real estate, was rushed to hospital where he underwent surgery. He died early this morning in the operating room, Mr. Karim said. A founder of the Pakistan-Canada Association and the first mosque in the Vancouver area, Mr. Khan remained active in the association which will celebrate its 40th anniversary in March. He was also an active supporter of the federal Liberal party.