Doctor from Ahmadi minority community killed in Pakistan

Karachi, Jun 20 (PTI) A homoeopathic doctor belonging tothe Ahmadi religious minority was shot dead today inside hisclinic in this Pakistani city, the latest attack on thecommunity members in the country.

Chaudhary Abdul Khaleeq, 50, was in his clinic on AbulIshpahani road when unidentified gunmen walked into the clinicand opened fire, police said.

According to a Ahmadi community spokesman, it is thesecond such attack in the same vicinity within a month.

“The clinic was located in a slum area and the doctorused to provide low cost treatment,” SSP Malir, Rao Anwarsaid.

“He sustained a single bullet wound to his head,” Anwarsaid, adding, “It looks like a targeted attack.”The Jamaat Ahmadiyya spokesman said that earlier in May amember of the same community was gunned down outside his homein a suspected targeted attack in the Metroville-II area ofKarachi.

Ahmadis claim to have been subjected to various formsof religious persecution and discrimination in Pakistan.

The largest Ahmadi community in the world is in Pakistanand followers are frequently the target of blasphemyallegations. Legislation framed in 1974 and 1984 bans Ahmadisfrom calling themselves Muslims. PTI CorrNSA

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