Friday, April 7, 2017

Pakistan: Police describe Ahmadi veterinary doctor gunned down in Lahore "a respectable person of the area"

SHO Sabzazar Qaiser Aziz told The Express Tribune that the victim was a retired and respectable person of the area and was not involved in any kind of controversy.

Dr. Ashfaq Ahmad was on his way to offer prayers when he was killed
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Source/Credit: The Express Tribune
By Rana Tanveer | April 7, 2017

LAHORE: An unidentified man on Friday gunned down an Ahmadi doctor near Moon Market in Lahore.

Ashfaq Ahmed, 68, a veterinary doctor, was on his way to an Ahmadi worship place to offer prayers when he was attacked.

The attacker flagged down Ahmed to stop his car, shot him at point-blank range, and then fled, said Saleemduin, a spokesperson for Jamat-e-Ahmadia.

He added that Ahmed’s 11-year-old grandson was sitting on the rear seat while another man was sitting in the front passenger seat at the time of the attack. Ahmed died on the spot and his body was shifted to the morgue for autopsy.

The community’s spokesperson said the deceased had no personal enmity and the murder was only motivated by his faith.

SHO Sabzazar Qaiser Aziz told The Express Tribune that the victim was a retired and respectable person of the area and was not involved in any kind of controversy. He further said that no FIR has been registered and it was too early to identify the motive behind the killing.

Jamaat-e-Ahmadia in a statement said that Ashfaq’s murder was the second such incident in the last 10 days in Punjab. It said that such incidents prove that the claims made by government regarding religious freedom were false. In order to protect the lives of innocent people, hate campaign against certain communities must come to an end, it said.

On March 30, a cousin of noble laureate Dr Abdus Salam was gunned down in Nankana while his son narrowly escaped in another anti-Ahmadi attack.

Advocate Malik Saleem Latif, head of Nankana City Jamat-e-Ahmadiya, was going to his office at Nankana Sahib courts with his son Advocate Malik Awais on a motorcycle. As they reached near Beri Wala Chowk, an assailant opened fire at them from behind, killing Latif.


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