Minister Shireen Mazari Condemns Killing Of Ahmadi Doctor After Being Critised For ‘Tone-Deafness’
Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari has condemned the killing of an Ahmadi doctor who was gunned down in Nankana Sahib, Punjab on Friday, saying that it is the government’s duty to protect all citizens.
Condemn targeted attacks & killings of mbrs of minority Ahmedi community in diff parts of Pak. But as govt it's r responsibility to act. We have. Perpetrator of latest attack in police custody & being proceeded against in accordance with law. Govt's duty to protect all r citizens
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) November 21, 2020
The slain doctor’s father and two uncles sustained injuries in the attack. A 9th-grader teenage boy entered their home and opened fire.
According to police, the incident took place when the family was offering prayers. Upon hearing a knock on the door, one of the family members, 31-year-old Tahir Mahmood, opened the door after which the teenage boy entered the house and began firing.
Human Rights Minister criticised for ‘callousness’
Before HR Minister Shireen Mazari tweeted the condemnation, she had posted another tweet about an upcoming musical festival hours after the incident.
Just saw the CokeFest trailer. Looking forward to some new Pakistani music this year! All the best to @ZarlashtFaisal and her team.
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) November 20, 2020
Social media users took strong exception to what they called her tone-deafness and demanded her to act against perpetrators of violence against the Ahmadi community.
— Kashif N Chaudhry (@KashifMD) November 20, 2020
Minorities being persecuted in Pakistan. An Ahmedi doctor was gunned down today.
Human rights minister: 🎶🎶🎶 https://t.co/wzdZrubgSs
— Ayesha Khan (@KhanAyesha23) November 20, 2020
Nero fiddled while Rome burned https://t.co/n0RUE0yVz0
— Imaz Khalid (@PotatoChips97) November 20, 2020