HOUSTON – A physician asserts he was terminated from his job with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs because of his national origin.

Recent Houston federal court records show that Dr. Naeem Ahmad filed a lawsuit against the Veterans Affairs Department and Secretary David J. Shulkin on Jan. 19.

Ahmad, who is originally from Pakistan, worked in the primary care department at the defendant’s facility in Iron Mountain, Mich.

According to the suit, an assistant to the Ahmad’s superior told plaintiff in mid-2011 that “if it were up to him, he would wipe out Pakistan/Afghanistan from the face of the world map.”

The assistant allegedly added that “there are a lot of lakes in Michigan, and that Dr. Ahmad’s family might not ever find Dr. Ahmad’s body.”

Ahmad says he filed a complaint to no avail as he was fired more than six months later. The reason given for his termination was false, the original petition says.

Consequently, the complainant seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

He is represented by Nasim Ahmad of the law firm Ahmad & Capodice, PLLC.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 4:18-CV-0164

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