MQM chief Altaf Hussain condemns killing of Ahmadi Muslim in Attock

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 Rehan

Ehsan is a Washington D.C. based reporter who covers Human Rights & Religious Freedom issues.

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4 thoughts on “MQM chief Altaf Hussain condemns killing of Ahmadi Muslim in Attock

  1. Rasheeduddin Malik · Edit

    I salute to the MQM leader for his bold statement on the killing of an Ahmadi.
    But I also REQUEST the Quaid TO STOP killing of AHMADIS IN kARACHI THE CITY OF MQM.

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  2. I am afraid of Altaf Hussain’s life. Very bold and truthful comments. In the county where lawlessness is so widely spread leaving no room for justice. How many killers of Ahmadi’s are apprehended and brought to justice? In the land where the blasphemy ordinances prevail, where the Mullah’s preach that Ahmadi’s are worthy of killing, punishable by law if they follow and observe Islamic teachings, streets filled with abuse and filth against them and we can go on and on that the silent majority and the government of Pakistan ignoring them.
    May Allah protect him and hopefully more such people come forward.

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    1. I salute to the MQM leader for his bold statement on the killing of an Ahmadi.
      But I also REQUEST the Quaid TO STOP killing of AHMADIS IN kARACHI THE CITY OF MQM.

  3. Yet another sad news after Karachi murder and Kot Abdul Malij murder. Sectarianism needs to be ended. It has no place in a civilized society. Government must take serious action against the culprits . Hate speeches and literature should be banned.

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