Ahmadi Muslim Medical Assistant Murdered at Health Clinic

On 11 February 2021, 65 year old Abdul Qadir, was shot dead in the doorway of a health clinic where he worked in Bazod Khel, Peshawar, Pakistan.

The 18 year-old attacker arrived outside the health clinic armed with a gun. At around 2pm he rang the doorbell and waited outside. When Abdul Qadir attended the door, the gunman opened fire, fatally wounding Mr Qadir.

Abdul Qadir was immediately taken to the nearby hospital where he sadly succumbed to his injuries. The culprit was apprehended by employees at the clinic and handed to the police. Mr Qadir leaves behind a widow, 4 sons and 5 daughters. He was a well-known and well respected Ahmadi Muslim in his area who had received threats in the recent past as well.

The killing of Mr Qadir is the latest in a string of fatal anti-Ahmadiyya attacks in Peshawar. This is the third murder within six months in Peshawar alone and the sixth across Pakistan over a period of
12 months. The Pakistan Government needs to do more to protect Ahmadi Muslims across Pakistan.

We urge the Government of Pakistan to:
● Prosecute the culrpit for this barbaric murder.
● Investigate the continued trend of unprovoked violent attacks against Ahmadi Muslims
in Pakistan, especially in Peshawar
● Repeal its blasphemy and anti-Ahmadi specific legislation which is the root cause of
ongoing violence and hatred against the community.
● Uphold basic human rights freedoms for all its citizens including Ahmadi Muslims.


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