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Pakistan: Christian priest shot and injured in Fai­sal­abad Christian Priest
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Pakistan: Christian priest shot and injured in Fai­sal­abad

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 05 Sep 2023, 07:17 pm

A Christian priest was shot and injured by an unidentified suspect in Pakistan's  Fai­sal­abad region on Sunday.

Sources told Dawn News Reverend Father Eleazar Sidhu, who serves at Myong-Sang Naserth church in Jaranwala tehsil, was discharged from the hospital on Monday afternoon with a dressing on his hand.

In an FIR lodged under Sections 324 (attempt to murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code, Father Sidhu stated he was leading prayers in the church on Aug 28 when someone wrote objectionable religious slogans against him on the outer wall of the church, which were whitewashed by police on his complaint, reports the newspaper.

A few days ago, when he went to drop his son off at school, a few bearded people threatened him, saying, “As our written slogans have been deleted from the wall of the church, soon you will also be deleted”.

The priest said he was shot and injured by a man when he was returning home from the church on Sunday.

An investigation into the incident is currently underway.