A member of the Muslim minority Ahmadiyya community was shot dead in a targeted attack in Karachi, Pakistan June 20, police said.
Chaudhry Khaleeq Ahmad, 45, a practicing homeopathic doctor, was targeted inside his clinic in the city’s Malir district.
Father Pascal Paulus, president of the Catholic Religious Superiors Leadership Conference of Pakistan, condemned the murder. “Unfortunately, the Ahmadi community is suffering the most out of all the religious minorities,” he said.
“Doctor Khaliq was attending to his patients when two gunmen entered his clinic,” Rao Anawar, a senior police officer at Malir, told ucanews.com. “They asked for him and shot him once in the head at close range… it was mostly likely a sectarian hit.”
Saleem ud Din, a spokesman for the Ahmadi community, condemned the attack. “This is the second incident within a month,” Din said, referring to Dawood Ahmad, 55, who was also killed in Karachi.
“Many Ahmadis have been targeted,” he said. “The authorities are well aware but there is no action.”