The recent killings of three Hindu doctors
in Sindh is a grim reminder of the perils faced by minorities, in particular, in Pakistan.
Such doctors have been at the forefront of assistance to the flood-affected and other hapless residents of Swat Valley and Sindh. They have been widely applauded for their selfless work and dedication.
There has been considerable bloodshed elsewhere in Sindh, particularly in Karachi, where minorities have arguably absorbed a disproportionate amount of the violence. In Baluchistan, Baluch nationalists have been under pressure, recently
and indeed for decades. In Gilgit-Baltistan, Shi'a appear to have been specifically targeted
for attack. In the tribal areas and Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa, tribal elders and liberal politicians belonging to the Awami National Party remain a frequent target
of radical elements.
-- Majeed Babar