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Pakistan: Ahmadi Muslim family target-attacked in Karachi; one dead, several injured critically


“We have to understand that a new family has been destroyed as Saad Farooq was starting his new married life. …the hate campaign against Ahmadis in Pakistan is unprecedented in recent history and this is a waste of young man aged 26 who lost his life because of his faith.”

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By Imran Jattala | October 19, 2012

The anti Ahmadiyya hate campaign has claimed another life on this Muslim holy day, Friday, in the city of Karachi in Sindh province of Pakistan.

According to a report released by the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Pakistan, an Ahmadi man of Baldia Town area of Karachi was killed and his father, brother, and father-in-law were critically injured when they were attacked while returning home after Friday prayer services.

The group was travelling in a family caravan that was targeted by unknown assailants.

According to the external affairs’ office of the community, the victim, Saad Farooq, was riding a motorcycle and following his other family members in a car when the caravan was sprayed with gunshots fired from behind.

Saad Farooq on his motorcycle, and his father, Farooq Ahmad Kahloon, brother Amaad Farooq, and father-in-law, Chaudhary Nusrat, in the accompanying car, were all injured.

The bullet that struck Saad Farooq in his head proved fatal while the condition of the father is still critical and, according to the reports, next 24 hours are very crucial for his life.

Mr. Saad, who had gotten married less than a week ago on Saturday, October 13th, was only 26 year old.

Saad’s father, Farooq Kahloon, received four bullets in his both arms and one bullet entered his lungs. His father-in-law, Nusrat Chaudhary received three bullets in his chest and neck.

The brother, Ammad Farooq, received bruises.

The Sindh province has seen a string of Ahmadi killings recently and, according to the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, Saad Farooq is the seventh Ahmadi to lose his life in a span of few months, “as a result of an organised and well-orchestrated campaign.”

The anti-Ahmadiyya campaign in Pakistan’s includes extensive hate filled wall-chalkings and hateful printed materials posted in public places.

“We have to understand that a new family has been destroyed as Saad Farooq was starting his new married life,” said Saleem ud Din, the Ahmadiyya spokesperson in Pakistan. “…the hate campaign against Ahmadis in Pakistan is unprecedented in recent history and this is a waste of young man aged 26 who lost his life because of his faith.”

“Ahmadis are increasingly cornered and silenced but hate mongers are given a free hand to publish and print whatever they want.”

As previously reported in the media, an Ahmadi, Muhammad Nawaz, was murdered in similar fashion on 12th September; and another Ahmadi, Abdul Ghaffar, was shot dead on 7th September. Also, an Ahmadi, Naveed Ahmad was shot dead in Karachi in last few months.

  — Pakistan: Ahmadi Muslim family target-attacked in Karachi; one dead, several injured critically
  — Ahmadiyya Times
  — By Imran Jattala. Follow on Twitter:@Ijattala

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