Ahmedi community member killed in targeted attack

Unidentified men shoot Ahmedi man, his son and another companion multiple times before fleeing the scene.


June 11, 2013
PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI:


A member of the Ahmedi community was shot dead while his son and another companion were injured in a targeted attack in Soldier Bazaar on Tuesday evening.


The victims were identified as Hamid Sami, 45, his son, Osama, 18, and a companion, Salman Zaman, 48. They were shot multiple times by unidentified men who escaped from the scene.

The police said Sami and Zaman were returning home. “A protest against load-shedding was being staged on MA Jinnah Road so they chose to take an alternative route,” DSP Zameer Abbasi told The Express Tribune. “Armed men on motorcycles, who had apparently been following the victims’ car, took advantage of the narrow streets and opened fire.” Police officials believe that the incident was a continuation of the targeted killings of Ahmedis. DSP Abbasi added Zaman was not an Ahmedi.

Separately, a Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi worker, Noman Iqbal, 33, was killed by unknown men in a targeted attack in Shah Faisal Colony.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 12th, 2013.

COMMENTS (42)

AHMAD | 8 years ago | Reply

Pakistan can never be a safe land for minorities. A second incident i witnessed in a single day.Sympathies with aggrieved family.

Raj - USA | 8 years ago | Reply

@AlChemist: In your response to @Weird you say that there is more implementation of law in Britain than in India or Pakistan. It is not just the implementation of the law alone, but the law itself that is the problem. Post independence Pakistan's best and most adored politician Bhutto himself made these laws and the school text books are written by learned Pakistanis.

Unfortunately, no one can change these laws anytime in the future as the hatred has spread far too wide and deep.

When the Chief Justice takes Suo Moto action on a lady carrying a bottle of alcohol in her purse, you can see the state this country has come to.

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