High-profile murders since 2005 in Pakistan


Following is the list of High Profile murders in Pakistan. 

14 July, 2005: Allama Hassan Turabi a Shiite religious scholar and chief of Tehrik-e-Jafaria Pakistan and his 12-year-old nephew were killed in a suicide attack near his Abbas Town residence at Karachi. The suicide bomber was later identified as Abdul Karim, a Bangali-speaking, resident of a shantytown in the central city area of Karachi.
26 Aug, 2005: Tribal leader Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed in a battle between tribal militants and government forces in Balochistan. At least 5 soldiers and 30 rebels died also.
27 Jan, 2006: At least 13 people, including the Chief of Peshawar City Police Malik Saad, were killed in a suicide bomb attack near a crowded Shiite mosque in Peshawar.
20 Feb, 2006: Punjab Minister for social welfare Zil-e-Huma Usman was shot and killed in Gujranwala. Her assassin, Mohammed Sarwar, was reported to have been motivated by her refusal to abide by the Islamic code of dress and a dislike for the involvement of women in political affairs.
15 Sep, 2006: Assailants shot dead Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam leader Maulana Hassan Jan in the jurisdiction of Yakatoot police station in Peshawar. Hassan, a former MNA, had issued a fatwa against suicide attacks.

27 December, 2007, Former PPP chair woman and two time Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto who was killed in a terrorist attack on  outside Liaquat Bagh Rawalpindi, after addressing a public gathering.
Her killers are still at large and former chief of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Baitullah Mehsud is generally blamed.
25 Feb, 2008: Pakistan Army’s top medic Mushtaq Baig was killed, along with his driver and security guard, when a suicide attack ripped apart the vehicle he was travelling in near Army General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. He was the highest-ranking officer to be killed since the 9/11 attacks.
19 Nov 2008: A former head of the army’s elite commando force Special Service Group Major General (R) Ameer Faisal Alvi and his driver were gunned down near Islamabad. Alvi commanded the SSG during the first major assault on militants in Angoor Ada in South Waziristan in 2004.
11 Feb, 2009: Awami National Party (ANP) provincial law maker Alam Zeb Khan was killed and eight people injured in a remote-controlled blast.
12 June, 2009: A leading Sunni Barelvi cleric with anti-Taliban views, Sarfraz Ahmed Naeemi, was assassinated, with six other people killed and five injured when a suicide attacker detonated himself at the Jamia Naeemia madrassa on the Allama Iqbal Road in Garhi Shahu area of Lahore shortly after Friday prayers.
14 July, 2010: Gunmen assassinated a former senator and nationalist leader for the Balochistan National Party, Habib Jalib, in Quetta.

4 January 2011: Salmaan Taseer was a Pakistani businessman and politician who served as the 26th governor of the province of Punjab from 2008 until his assassination by his own bodyguard, Mumtaz Qadri

02 March, 2011: Pakistan minister Shahbaz Bhatti shot dead in Islamabad.