KARACHI: An Ahmadi leader, who was the president of the Orangi Town Jamaat, was gunned down in Karachi on Thursday.
Mukarram Naeem Ahmed Gondal, 52, was on his way to work in the morning when two people on a motorcycle approached him and shot him in the head killing him on the spot. Gondal was working at the State Bank of Pakistan as an assistant director.
SHO SITE Police Station Rao Rafique told The Express Tribune that the deceased was the son of Abdul Waheed, and a resident of Meteroville SITE. He was shot once by two men on a motorcycle, he confirmed.
An FIR, 374/2012, for the murder has been lodged by the police and investigations are underway, he said. The officer did not offer any insight on the perceived motive behind the murder.
This is the second killing of an Ahmadi in Karachi and 11th in Pakistan this year. Earlier this year in January, Ahsan Kamal was shot in the head at a mobile phone franchise in Manzoor Colony. Several other Ahmadis have been attacked but they escaped death.
There are around 20,000 Ahmadis living in the city and their leaders say that the areas where they feel the most threatened include Drig Road, Orangi Town, Baldia, Mauripur and Steel Town.