Swedish charity worker died- perpetrators will be brought to justice- Pakistan

Founder Editor Tazeen Akhtar..

STOCKHOLM:Dec 14- Sweden’s government says an elderly Swedish woman who was shot by a gunman while working as a volunteer in Pakistan has died from her wounds.
Birgitta Almeby, who was in her 70s, died in a Stockholm hospital overnight on Thursday after having been airlifted to her homeland for medical treatment earlier this week.

In a brief statement, Swedish Aid Minister Gunilla Carlsson confirmed the death by passing on her condolences, saying the incident had touched her deeply.

Almeby had worked as a church volunteer in Pakistan’s second largest city, Lahore, for almost 40 years when she was attacked by an unknown assailant on Dec 3.

The motive for the shooting remains unclear, but local media reported that Almeby had frequently received threats from a group of unknown men.

Pakistan on Thursday conveyed its condolences to the government and people of Sweden on the death of Birgitte Almeby, who was shot and injured in Lahore on December 3. Foreign Office said in a statement, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved family.” The government of Pakistan reiterated its commitment to make all efforts to conduct a full investigation and spare no effort to bring the perpetrators to justice.