LAHORE: A 70-year-old Swedish national was shot in the neck in the Model Town area of Lahore on Monday.
The lady, identified as Sister Bargeeta, has reportedly been living in Pakistan for the last 35 years and is a social worker who trains nurses.
The foreigner was severely injured and is currently being operated at the Jinnah hospital.
"A bullet hit her in the chest. We have treated her and she is improving now," Ali Usman, a doctor at the hospital, told AFP.
According to initial details, the foreigner was sitting in her car when two unidentified armed men – riding a bike – fired at her.
Christian rights activists have strongly denounced attack saying that Sister Bargeeta was a non-political personality and has been teaching in Lahore for many years.
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Council Member Nadeem Anthony said Sister Bargeeta is a very nice lady and has always been popular among her students and workers. Anthony said that the attack on her life was extremely deplorable and condemnable.
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@Zalim singh: Pakistani men were recently shot in Dallas recently in front of their wives....google for it.
You think this only happens in Pakistan?
What about the Christian missionary family that was burnt alive in India by Hindu extremists.
Google for that too.
Another day another evil crime, looks like the Afghans are sending their agents to join Pakistani Taliban devils to create havoc in Pakistan.
Afghani hate Pakistan and hold Pakistan not Russia or Iran or India for the destruction of Afghanistan.
I know Afghanis in USA, they are praying for Pak India war and openly say they pray for destruction of Pakistan.
Yet same people have houses in Peshawer and Islamabad and fly to Pakistan all the time.
Good to hear all comments denounce this savagery. All we hear about Pakistan is that the Taliban and other groups have the tacit support of the military and corruption prevents any justice being done. Obviously normal Pakistanis are as outraged and sick of this Islamic thuggery as we are...
Just animals, sorry I should say worst than animals.
@Mehmood: Most probably Jang and other don't know the difference between Swiss and Swedish
god will help her
Its really a sad news but can please tell me everyone that all you guys become sad and raise your questions about Pakistan like what type of this Country, this country is so dangerous to live but no body wants to know the reality and real facts about the incident why he or she shot by someone, lots of people died in America and UK without any reason nobody said they christian they muslim they black .....the basic thing is that they all are human being and nobody allow to kill any body these are countries fault these all are people faults bcoz people make a country not country make people ok plz try to understand dont get emotional and aggressive very fast no one have the right to judge ok so plz try to understand the issue first then comments... if u have the the guts to say then plz say the right thing and try to choose the right word ........bcoz this is the basic responsibility of every human being.....
plz don't mind but plz think/......
@Cynical: Its our turn..
It is a very sad incident.. I pray for her early recovery....
Nice. Pakistan's progress is nothing short of miraculous.
O People let the Remaining Foreigners Stay in the This Country Peacefully. we shouldn't be that intolerant.
hillary clinton admitted that when afghans were fighting soviets, they funded wahabi islam. look what its doing to our country now. wake up people before its too late. thousands of our citizens have been killed so wake up and do something about it.
It is a very sad incident. I pray for her early recovery. This shows government's and police failure to control the crimes in the province and the country at large. The culprits should be brought to book at the earliest.
Talk about biting the hands that feed you! Poor lady was helping Pakistani society in most positive way she could and what she got in return?
Reading at this and on report of a Christian man killed in Police customer makes me feel that may be it is time Europe, US and countries like Canada, Australia stop allowing Muslim Pakistanis to enter for settling down! If you treat foreigners and minorities this way, that is how you should be treated!
We DO NOT need people like her in our country. The people in this country do not deserve selfless individuals working for positive change. Foreign social workers are better off in their own countries. Its such a shame. NO ONE is safe in the country - shias, ahmedis and now foriegners. Wonder whose turn it is next.
She was living in the country for 35 years and still not a citizen?
Lets blame CIA-RAW-Mossad or call her a foreign agent, that will make it a okay for thugs to go around shooting people.
religion is whats happening in our country
ok so she was working as a social worker....and she got shot how about the array of "anti-social" workers in the city, who are corrupting young minds and spreading hatred ? who is going to shoot them ?
We need people like her. Can she be taken to the UK for treatment just like Malala ?
what's going on in country??? everything beyond understanding! :(
Jang news says she was Swiss, not Swedish.