Minority groups in Pakistan facing discrimination and violence


Last week, militants in Pakistan killed 93 people when they attacked two mosques in the city of Lahore. The violence is just the latest chapter in the persecution of a long-established community in the sub-continent – the targets of the attack were followers of the Ahmadiyya branch of Islam, a sect that the Pakistani government has labelled ‘non-Muslim’. The attack on Friday has raised questions about the treatment of minority groups in Pakistan, and the extent to which the government is complicit in fostering discrimination.

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