Ahmedi Community Doctor shot dead in Lahore

Ahmedi Community Doctor shot dead in Lahore

LAHORE: Another incidence of target killing of Ahmedi community has happened in the provincial capital Lahore.

A 68-year-old veterinary doctor, belonging to the Ahmadi community, was shot dead in provincial capital’s area of Moon Market on Friday.

Dr Ashfaq Ahmed was gunned down by unknown criminal when he was on his way to an Ahmadi worship place to offer prayers.

Saleemduin, the spokesperson for Jamat-e-Ahmadia, said, the attacker signaled Ahmed to stop his car and instantly shot him. “The criminals fled from the crime scene after committing the crime”, he added.

“He sustained a single bullet wound to his head,” he told the newspaper.

He added that Ahmed’s 11-year-old grandson was sitting on the rear seat while another man was sitting in the front passenger at the time of the attack. Ahmed died on the spot and his body was shifted to the morgue for autopsy.

The community’s spokesperson said the deceased had no personal enmity and the murder was only motivated by his faith.

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