Nobel laureate Abdus Salam's cousin gunned down in Nankana Sahib

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Lahore [Pakistan], Mar.30 (ANI): A prominent local leader of the Ahmadi community and a relative of Nobel laureate Abdus Salam was gunned down in Nankana Sahib on Thursday morning. The Dawn quoted police, as saying that Advocate Malik Saleem Latif, a leader of the Jamaat-e-Ahmadiya, was on his way to a local court on a motorbike along with his son Advocate Farhan, when he was shot at by "unidentified attackers" from behind. The murder sparked off outrage among the Ahmadi community. Saleem Uddin, a spokesman for the Ahmadi community, was quoted by the Dawn, as saying that the incident showed that ongoing military operations Zarb-i-Azb and Raddul Fasad are not being implemented the way they should be. He claimed that there is a caampaign of hate mongering against the Ahmadis. The murder of Latif puts the spotlight back on Pakistan's problem of Ahmadi persecution. The issue is deep-rooted and dates back to pre-Partition India. (ANI)