Sydney's Pakistani community will hold a memorial service on
Wednesday for a man who died during an armed robbery at a
Kamran Yousaf, 28, was found lying in the back of the
Villawood Value Fruit Market with bullet wounds to his head
and abdomen on Saturday.
He was working weekends at the shop while completing a
masters in professional accounting, Pakistan Association of
Australia president Shahid Iqbal told AAP.
Mr Iqbal met Mr Yousaf once at a Pakistani community event
and describes him as a "good guy" who was keen to finish his
He said it was a stressful time for Australia's Pakistani
The tragic news also risked hurting Australia's reputation in
Pakistan, Mr Iqbal added.
"The parents of Pakistan might think twice to send their
children for studies to Australia," he said on Tuesday.
"It's already happened with Indian students. We don't want to
see the economy of Australia suffer again because of that
kind of unfortunate incidents."
Mr Yousaf married six months ago. His father hasn't been
informed of his death but has been told that his son was in a
Mr Iqbal says Mr Yousaf's father will be informed once his
son's body is flown back to his home town of Jalalpur Jattan
in the Punjab province in northeast Pakistan.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 8am (AEDT) at
Rooty Hill Mosque in Sydney's west.
His body will be flown back to Pakistan on Wednesday night,
Mr Iqbal said.
Two men have been charged in connection with Mr Yousaf's