Pakistan: Christian man shot dead in ‘targeted’ attack

April 9, 2023

 Orthodox Christians in Pakistan are under the spiritual jurisdiction of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Singapore and South Asia, which comprises all the Orthodox Communities, Parishes, Foundations and Philanthropic Projects in Singapore, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Brunei, Timor, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, as well as Pakistan.

For previous coverage of the persecution of Christians in Pakistan, see here.

“Christian man shot dead in ‘targeted’ attack,” The Nation, April 2, 2023:

PESHAWAR – Unknown motorcyclists killed a member of the Christian community in Sufaid Dheri area, police said on Saturday. Kashif Maseeh was an employee in town-III and was on the way to his home when unknown assailants opened fire and killed him on the spot. Sufaid Dheri police station registered the case and further investigation is underway.

Police officials say Saturday’s deadly attack was the second incident of target killing of minorities in the last 24 hours. Kashif Maseeh was gunned down by armed motorcyclists on his doorstep A day earlier, a Sikh shopkeeper was gunned down in Peshawar in a similar manner. There have been no responsibility claims for the attacks.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to Chief Minister (SACM) Malik Mehr Elahi on Saturday expressed grief and sorrow over the killing of a Sikh, Dayal Singh and marked the incident as a poor-spirited act of miscreants to derail interfaith harmony. In a statement, Malik directed authorities concerned to arrest the killers of Dayal Singh and urged them to ensure the protection of minority communities in the province….