Pakistan: Ahmadi worship place attacked
Unknown people have attacked an Ahmadi worship place in the Martin Quarters area of Pakistan's Karachi city recently.
Jamshed Quarters SP Farhat Kamal told Dawn News that around 20-25 people attacked the ‘Ahmadiyya Hall’, demolished its two minarets and smashed many articles and glass panels of doors and windows.
The SP said the police proceeded to the place and ascertained information about the incident from the watchman posted there.
He said the police also tried to collect CCTV footage of the episode but came to know that the network did not work due to power outage in the area at that time.
A spokesman for the Ahmadiyya Jamaat, Amir Mehmood, informed the police that the attackers not only caused considerable damage to various articles present inside, but also demolished two minarets. He said the other two minarets at the worship place had been damaged in the January 18 attack.
He told Dawn News the attackers ransacked the wooden and glass doors and windows, cameras, an LED TV set, tables, chairs etc. They also damaged pictures of the Jamaat’s founder and its incumbent head.
“The area police were called in but the attackers had fled the place before their arrival,” he said, adding that the attackers left behind the ladder they had used in demolishing the minarets.”
Efforts are currently underway to get the case registered.