• Wed. Dec 6th, 2023

An Ahmadi shrine was vandalized in Karachi, Pakistan

An Ahmadi shrine was vandalized in Karachi, Pakistan

An Ahmadi shrine was vandalized in Karachi’s Drig Road area under Shah Faisal Colony, police and a community spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Korangi Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Tariq Nawaz said Dawn.com On Monday, around four people destroyed the minarets.

He said the police had taken notice of the matter and asked a member of the community to file a First Information Report (FIR).

A senior official said a person identified as Bilal had contacted the Shah Faisal Colony Station House Officer (SHO) till Monday night and the officer had directed him to submit a report.

He said that the police had received an application regarding the vandalism and the complainant said that he would register an FIR after consulting the Ahmadi community.

Ahmadi community spokesperson Ameer Mehmood also said that an application to register an FIR has been submitted to the police.

About a dozen people entered the shrine around 3:45 p.m. Monday, vandalized the minarets with hammers and placed “hateful graffiti on the walls,” the spokesman said.

He recalled that a few months ago there were two places of worship Saddar And Martin Quarters was destroyed. He said FIRs have been registered in both the cases, but the police is yet to inform about the progress of both.

He said that the place of worship at Drig Road has existed since the creation of Pakistan. The government has totally failed to provide security to Ahmadi shrines, Mehmood said.

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