Ahmadi man shot dead in Karachi

A Man from the minority Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been shot dead in Pakistan’s seaport city of Karachi.

49-year-old Chaudhry Khaliq Ahmad was a doctor of Homeopathy and was was tending to his patients at his clinic in Gulzar Hijri area of Karachi when unknown gunmen opened fire. Two bullets hit him in the head and he died on the way to the hospital. The assailants managed to escape.

Karachi has seen a rise of violence against Ahmadis, 55-year-old Dawood Ahmad was shot dead weeks earlier in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal neighborhood of Karachi.

In a statement spokesperson of Jama’at Ahmadiyya, Saleem ud Din said:

“We are saddened at the news of Chaudhry Khaliq Ahmad’s murder, He was a well-regarded member of the Ahmadiyya community who held no enmity against anyone. He was targeted due to his faith. Few weeks ago Mr Daud Ahmad was killed in a similar in Karachi. It appears that Ahmadis are being targeted in a clear and methodical way. The authorities need to act quickly to put an end to these indiscriminate murders. As of right now Karachi’s Ahmadis are in a state of extreme vulnerability.