Islamabad: Three members of the minority Hindu
community were killed when unidentified persons attacked a
village in Sindh province of southern Pakistan on Monday,
Another Hindu was seriously injured in the attack at
Taluka Chak in Shikarpur district.
President Asif Ali Zardari took "serious note" of the
attack on members of the Hindu community and directed
authorities to immediately arrest those responsible and bring
them to justice.
Zardari had sought an immediate report on the incident,
presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar said.
Zardari instructed Ramesh Lal, a Hindu parliamentarian
from Sindh, to go to the village and convey his condolences to
the bereaved families.
The President said it was the "moral and legal
responsibility of the government to protect members of the
minority community against vandalism and atrocities".
Babar quoted Zardari as saying that the "law would take
its course and the culprits will not go unpunished".