British-Pakistani Ahmadi man shot dead in Nankana Sahib
An Ahmadi man was shot dead in the Nankana Sahib District of Pakistan on Thursday. The man was identified as 45-year-old Maqsood Ahmad.
Maqsood Ahmad belonged to Ahmadi community and was a Pakistan Army veteran, and an avid volleyball player.
According to the sources, the attackers shot Ahmad on Thursday at around 9 PM as he was irrigating his farmland in Chak 33 Dharowali.
However, Police confirmed that the incident took place but refrained themselves from commenting further.
The victim was a dual British-Pakistani citizen, and this was his first tour to Pakistan after his migration to Britain, revealed the family members of the victim.
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Earlier in February, a man belonging to Ahmadiyyah community was shot and killed in Peshawar.
According to media reports, Abdul Qadir, a 65-year-old homoeopathic specialist, has become a victim of target killing at the entrance of his homoeopathic health clinic .
Earlier similar targeted attacks against the community have been reported from Khyber Pakthunkhwa and Punjab. Last year Professor Dr Naeemuddin Khattak and Mahmoob Khan were killed in Peshawar while Dr Tahir Mahmood, 31, was murdered by a teenager in Nankana Sahib.
Police sources have confirmed that the man accused of the murder has been arrested and the attack appears to be religiously motivated.
In 2019, British-Pakistani parliamentarian Yasmin Qureshi and other lawmakers asked Health Secretary Matt Hancock to examine whether members of the UK’s ethnic groups and NHS workers are more vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak.
In her message, the MP for Bolton South East urged the top health official to examine the matter in urgency and ensure that measures are taken on time and resolve why more members of the BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) group are among those critically ill.
The BAME community is 13 per cent of the population of the UK.
In another message, the health secretary was urged to do more for ethnic minority doctors, as they still fail to get NHS funding and are considered “outsiders.”