Swedish charity worker shot in Lahore

Woman is reported to be a social worker who had been living in Pakistan for 35 years.


Afp/ali Usman/web Desk December 03, 2012

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.

COMMENTS (27)

Nadeem Ahmed | 9 years ago | Reply

@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.

Nadeem Ahmed | 9 years ago | Reply

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.

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