Let Us Build Pakistan: LUBP condemns the brutal murder of Mr. Mukarram Naeem Ahmad Gondal in Karachi on Thursday, 19 July 2012. This is the second target killing of an Ahmadiyya Muslim in Karachi and eleventh in Pakistan this year.
Approximately 300 Shia Muslims, 7 Ahmadiyya Muslims and also some moderate Sunni Muslims have been target killed by LeJ-ASWJ terrorists so far in 2012 alone.
According to news reports, Mukarram Naeem Ahmed Gondal, president of Jamaat Ahmadiyya’s Orangi Town chapter, was shot by two men on a motorbike as he was leaving his residence for work.
Gondal, 52, was working as an assistant director for the State Bank of Pakistan. He was a resident of Meteroville SITE. He leaves behind his wife among the bereaved.
A committee member of the Sadr Anjuman Ahmaddiya Rabwah Pakistan, requesting anonymity, told The Express Tribune that he was serving as the president of the Jamaat’s Orangi Town chapter for the past 11 years.
“He had no enemies and was very well respected,” he said.
The incident is the second killing of an Ahmadi in Karachi this year. Earlier in January, Ahsan Kamal was gunned down in Manzoor Colony.
There have also been various other attacks on Ahmadis in the city, where the victims were able to escape death. Muhammad Akram Bhatti was a victim of one such attack, which left him severely injured.
“This state of fear has made living difficult for us,” said Mukarram Saleemuddin, a Jamaat Ahmadiyya spokesperson. He added that wall chalking inciting religious hatred were cropping up in various localities as well.