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Pastor, family members targeted in Pakistan

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 01 Jun 2020 Print

Pastor, family members targeted in Pakistan

Islamabad: A pastor and his family were beaten up and forced to leave the area in Pakistan's Rahim Yar Khan city  recently, media reports said.

Sources told ANI news agency, pastor Haroon Sadiq Cheeda, his wife and young son were attacked by some armed Islamists. They were later forced to leave the area in blood-stained clothes.

The attackers, who have not been identified so far, were reportedly carrying weapons.

The incident was reported to the local police, but sources told ANI that ASI Basharat Dhilon and the rest of the police force backed the attackers and supported them. 

Minorities have been targeted in Pakistan for several years now