Copy edited By Adam Rizvi, TIO: PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani Muslim youth shot and killed an Ahmadi homeopathic specialist at his center in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Thursday, the police and a representative for the minority bunch said.
The attacker on Dr. Abdul Qadir, 65, was immediately caught by residents and handed over to the local police.
Saleem Uddin, a spokesman for the Ahmadi community, released a statement condemning the attack and saying that members of their community were being constantly targeted because of their faith.
Raiz Khan, a police official, said they were still questioning the man who shot and killed the physician. The motive behind the killing was still not known.
The Ahmadi confidence was set up on the Indian subcontinent in the nineteenth century by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, whose devotees accept he was the savior that was guaranteed by the Prophet Muhammad. Pakistan’s parliament announced Ahmadis non-Muslims in 1974. An Ahmadi can get 10 years in jail for professing to be a Muslim.
Since then, members of the community have repeatedly been targeted by Islamic extremists in the Muslim-majority nation.
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