Thursday, January 22, 2009

Pakistan: Gunmen kill Ahmadi shop owner in Kotri

--- Daily Times, Pakistan

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Gunmen kill Ahmadi shop owner in Kotri

Staff Report

LAHORE: Unidentified gunmen shot dead an Ahmadi shop owner outside his house in the Kotri district of Sindh on Monday evening.

The 55-year-old father of four had no rivalries and had been killed because of his faith, a spokesman for the Ahmadiyya community claimed in a press release on Tuesday.

He said Saeed Ahmed ran a small shop in the Uthwal area of the district and had just reached home when he was killed at his doorstep.

Two Ahmadis had been killed in similar but separate shooting incidents in Sindh last year, after a fatwa (religious edict) against the community. The spokesman expressed his community’s concern over the ‘serial killings’ of its members, and criticised the prominent exposure some print and electronic media gave to provocative statements against Ahmadis. Police have registered a case but has not arrested anyone so far.

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