Pakistani Christian Pharmacist Dies Following Acid Attack

Lahore (AsiaNews) Disfigured with acid because of the jealousy of colleagues and because of his Christian faith: This is the story of Faraz Ahmed Badar from a small village in Punjab, Pakistan. The 26-year-old Christian, who had recently graduated in pharmacy, had been working for about two years as a manager at the DHQ Hospital in the city of Gujaranwala.

On Sept. 5, while he was ending his shift around 2 a.m., he was attacked with acid by a man with a covered face, who is still untraceable. He was found and transported first to a private hospital, then to the Mayo Hospital in Lahore, where he eventually died on Sept. 15 after 10 days of agony.

Both hospitals could not do much to save the young life of the Christian. In addition to very serious burns on his face, the doctors found signs of earlier torture on his body. His father, Badar Masih, told the British Pakistani Christian Association (Bpca) that it was not the first time that Faraz had been attacked.

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