MQM chief Altaf Hussain condemns killing of Ahmadi Muslim in Attock

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain has condemned the brutal murder of an Ahmadi man who was shot dead on June 4th in Pakistan’s northern city of Attock. 65-year-old Dr Hameed Ahmad was approaching is home in Islam Colony when by two unidentified attackers opened fire, killing him on the spot.

MQM chief Altaf Hussain released a statement the very next day and said

“In Pakistan extremists are specifically targeting those of different beliefs and faiths. The brutal killing of an Ahmadi man in the city of Attock is another example of rising intolerance, No matter how much we condemn this brutal act, it is not enough.

Hussain went on to say:

“MQM believes in religious tolerance and interfaith harmony and wants to establish such a society where people of different beliefs and faiths have equal rights.”

Hussain also demanded that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan and Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif take immediate action by arresting and sentencing the killers of Ahmadi man Hameed Ahmad. He also offered his condolences and sympathies to the slain doctor’s family.

Ehsan Rehan
Ehsan is a Washington D.C. based reporter who covers Human Rights & Religious Freedom issues. He tweets at @Ehzan
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