Pakistan: Ahmadi doctor shot dead in Peshawar
In yet another case of persecution of minorities in Pakistan, a homeopathic doctor, belonging to the Ahmadi community, was shot dead on Thursday in Peshawar’s Bazidkhel area.
According to the police, Abdul Qadir was shot dead by an accused identified as Ihsanullah, 18. At the scene, the locals overpowered Ihsanullah and handed him over to the police.
Meanwhile, Inqilab police has registered an FIR and investigation is underway.
Ahmadis, a four million-strong minority group in Pakistan, have been facing death threats, intimidation and a sustained hate campaign for decades.
Last year, a report by the UK-based All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Ahmadi Muslim Community had revealed details about the discrimination the Ahmadi community has been facing in Pakistan.
The report titled “Suffocation of the Faithful – the persecution of Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan and the rise of International Extremism” says that persecution against the peace-loving community intensified following the partition of the Indian subcontinent and the formation of Pakistan.