Bashir Ahmed Kiyani (70) s/o Abdul Ghafoor Kiyani was killed and three others, including a 10-year-old boy, were injured by the firing of unidentified men riding a motorcycle near Badar Chowk in Sector 4-F Orangi Town.
Mominabad police said that the deceased was an Ahmedi and a retired military personal. A young boy identified as Wajid (10), son of Akram Qureshi, and two passers-by including Asad Khan and Owais Fazal were also injured in the firing but their condition was said to be out of danger.
In the past four months six members of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community have been target killed in Karachi due to their faith. After the killings Police registered cases against unknown assailants.
Mr. Saleemud Din, national spokesperson of Jama’at Ahmadiyya in Pakistan, said that Bashir Ahmed Kiyani belonged to their community and he was targeted due to his faith.
He said that Bashir Kiyani’s son Aijaz Kiyani and his son-in-law Zahoor Kiyani were also killed by unidentified armed men in the recent months in the same area.
He went on to say that Police just closes the case after filing a complaint and no investigations are carried out .
Ahmadis are regularly targeted in Pakistan because of their faith and many have lost their lives, while Ahmadi properties are routinely looted, places of worship defaced, and graveyards vandalized.
Pakistani government’s biased laws against Ahmadis encourage extremists to carry out hate crimes against Ahmadis with impunity.