Chaudhry Nusrat Mehmood, a 68-year-old Ahmadi who was critically injured in the October 19 attack, succumbed to his injuries after more than a month.
According to a statement issued by the Ahmadiyya Jamaat, Mehmood’s son-in-law Saad Farooq was killed in the attack on October 19 in Baldia Town. Saad’s father, Farooq Ahmed Kahlon, and his brother, Ummad Farooq, were also injured.
Mehmood lived in New York and had come to Karachi for Saad’s wedding, which took place three days before the attack. Ummad underwent surgery in the UK recently to remove the bullet lodged in his face. The Daily Mail described the surgery as a pioneering one as the surgeon removed the bullet through his nose.
Ahmadiyya Jamaat spokesperson Saleemuddin has said that there has been an increase in targeted attacks on Ahmadis in Karachi, and reiterated that the hate campaign against the community has continued while the administration has taken no action.
On October 25, the spokesperson wrote to the president, prime minister and a number of other government and law enforcement officials to request security for the Ahmadi community.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 29th, 2012.