55-year-old Ahmadi man shot, killed in front of his house in Karachi

Dawood Ahmad was shot dead Tuesday night in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi. He was shot 3 times by unknown assailants in front of his own home.

Ahmad was waiting for his friend outside his house in Gulzar e Hijri neighborhood of Karachi when two unidentified men on a motorbike approached him, one of them disembarked and opened fire. Both men fled on the motorbike afterwards. Ahmad was hit by 3 bullets, one in the chest and two in the torso.

The assailants also fired shots at Ahmad’s friend who by the time had reached his house and was trying to help him. Both were rushed to the hospital, Ahmad died due to loss of blood while his friend managed to survive the ordeal. Ahmad is survived by his three sons; his wife died of cancer a few years ago.

Spokesperson for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Pakistan Saleemuddin condemned the incident and said:

“Mischievous and baseless propaganda is going on all over the country against Ahmadis; this is the basic reason of such grievous incidents. It was announced in the National Action plan that action would be taken against hate promoters but it is sad to say that elements who promote hate against Ahmadis are not only free but are busy spreading hateful propaganda openly without any fear. Thirty Ahmadis have been killed in Karachi and not a single murderer has been brought to justice till now. Consequently extremist elements feel encouraged.”

He demanded that the administration immediately arrest and prosecute Dawood’s killers.