Lahore [Pakistan]: A prominent local leader of the Ahmadi community and a relative of Nobel laureate Abdus Salam was gunned down in Nankana Sahib on Thursday morning.
The Dawn quoted police, as saying that Advocate Malik Saleem Latif, a leader of the Jamaat-e-Ahmadiya, was on his way to a local court on a motorbike along with his son Advocate Farhan, when he was shot at by “unidentified attackers” from behind.
The murder sparked off outrage among the Ahmadi community.
Saleem Uddin, a spokesman for the Ahmadi community, was quoted by the Dawn, as saying that the incident showed that ongoing military operations Zarb-i-Azb and Raddul Fasad are not being implemented the way they should be.
He claimed that there is a caampaign of hate mongering against the Ahmadis.
The murder of Latif puts the spotlight back on Pakistan’s problem of Ahmadi persecution. The issue is deep-rooted and dates back to pre-Partition India. (ANI)