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Pakistan: "Miscreants are thirsty for more Ahmadi blood" | Ahmadiyya community


Mr. Saleem ud Din highlighted the increasing number of threatening letters, wall chalkings and posters propping up in various parts of Karachi and other parts of the country.

Ahmadiyya Times | News Watch | Int’l Desk
Source/Credit: Ahmadiyya Times | SAA – Pak
By Imran Jattala | June 25, 2012

On 24 June 2012, An Ahmadi Muslim, Mr. Aslam Bhatti was shot at point blank range in Karachi, Ahmadiyya Times reported yesterday.

Reacting to the attempted murder, the community put out a press release saying the “miscreants are thirsty for more Ahmadi blood.”

The spokesperson of the Ahmadiyya community in Pakistan, Mr. Saleem ud Din, said “this unfortunate incident is not an individual act of terrorism but a planed and well executed effort.”

Providing additional details about the yesterday’s attempted murder, Mr. Saleem ud Din said it was carried out in a target-killing style.

According to details two unknown assailants shot Mr Aslam Bhatti (34) who runs a business of computer sales and service in Baldia Town area.

The victim was sprayed with bullets when he was at his shop and the shooting left him severely injured and fighting for his life, it was reported.

“Four bullets hit his body, two of which he received at his bare hands, while third hit his jaw and fourth pierced his shoulder,” said the Ahmadiyya press release.

Saleem ud Din said Aslam Bhatti had no animosity with anyone and the sole motive of this shooting is his faith.

“It is important to note that he was receiving threats from last many months,” the Ahmadiyya spokesperson added. “The incident draws attention towards the highly insecure lives Ahmadis are living in Pakistan.”

The community expressed profound grief and sorrow over this horrific incident and reminded the law enforcement authorities about their responsibility to protect lives of Ahmadis.

“…it is government’s responsibility to take notice of these incidents and apprehend the culprits who are openly threatening Ahmadis through various ways,” the press release read.

Karachi has seen the deaths of 11 Ahmadis so far because of their faith.

Mr. Saleem ud Din highlighted the increasing number of threatening letters, wall chalkings and posters propping up in various parts of Karachi and other parts of the country.

Mr. Aslam Bhatti is married and father of three daughters. His youngest daughter is 18 months old and eldest is around four years old.

His family is deeply shaken by this incident.

Mr. Aslam would undergo surgery for the jaw that was badly damaged by the bullet.

  — Pakistan: “Miscreants are thirsty for more Ahmadi blood” | Ahmadiyya community
  — Ahmadiyya Times
  — By Imran Jattala. Follow on Twitter: @IJattala

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