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A British student who was shot in the head while in Pakistan with his family has undergone pioneering surgery in Birmingham to have the bullet removed from his nose.

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X-rays showing bullet lodged in student's head

The bright white mark to the left of the nose shows the bullet surgeons removed Credit: BMI Hospital Edgbaston
Ummad Farooq was shot in the head while in Pakistan with his family Credit: BMI Hospital Edgbaston
A team of surgeons from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the BMI Hospital Birmingham removed the bullet through Ummad's nose Credit: BMI Hospital Edgbaston

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Student describes moment he was shot in the head in Pakistan

The British student being treated in Birmingham after he and his family were shot at close range in Pakistan, has described the moment they came under fire.

Ummad Farooq, who's 22, and studying for a MBA at Sunderland University, was attending a wedding in Karachi when he was gunned down.

His newly-wed brother died in the attack, and his father is in intensive care.

“I only went to Pakistan a few weeks ago for my brother’s wedding. After the wedding, we were attacked as we returned home from Friday prayers.

“My father was driving the car while I, my two uncles and my newly-wed brother’s father-in-law were in the car. My brother was riding a bike. As we were half way home, we heard a gunshot. My father saw from the side mirror that my brother was on the ground and was bleeding. He had been fatally wounded.

“As Papa stopped the car, there were two men on a bike who opened fire on us. My father got shot with five bullets that are still in his body. He is fighting for his life in intensive care in a hospital in Pakistan."

Student shot in Pakistan recovering after bullet removed through nose

Ummad Farooq in bed after pioneering surgery at the Queen Elizabeth hospital Credit: ITV Central

A British student shot in the head in Pakistan is recovering well from an operation in Birmingham to remove the bullet wedged in his skull.

Ummad Farooq was shot in Karachi on October 19th and had to be flown nearly 4000 miles back to the UK for specialist treatment. His brother died in the attack.

The one hour long procedure, carried out by surgeons at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, has potentially saved the 22-year-old's sight.

Birmingham surgeons remove bullet through shot student's nose

Surgeons in Birmingham have used a pioneering technique to remove a bullet through a British student's nose after he was shot in the head in Pakistan.

Ummad Farooq travelled nearly 4000 miles to have treatment in Birmingham after he was shot in Karachi on October 19th.

Consultant Shahz Ahmed from the BMI Hospital in Edgbaston, led a medical team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The bullet was found using a new tool called Cyclops, which allows medics to look around corners through a small endoscope put in the nose.

The technique is normally used to treat tumours but it's believed this is the first time a bullet has been removed in this way.

Shot British student travels 4000 miles for treatment in Birmingham

Map showing the journey for British student shot in Karachi but now being treated in Birmingham Credit: Google Maps

Twenty-two year old student Ummad Farooq was flown nearly 4000 miles home for treatment after he was shot in the head in Pakistan. Click here to see a Google Map of the journey.

He was attacked alongside members of his family in Karachi on October 22nd. In order to get a bullet removed from his head he was flown to Birmingham for specialist treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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