**PC NOTE** -- Latest reports suggest that Dr. Babar survived but is in critical condition and has had severe damage done to his vocal cords. The investigation has taken a nasty turn, and police are now suspecting that he himself may have been involved in the attack. Disturbing.
Legal Evangelical Association Development (LEAD) first reported:
May 23, 2012 -- Fiver members of a Christian family have been murdered in a heinous crime by unknown persons. Dr. Babar and his family resided in Muhala Ahmad Town, Okara; where yesterday he, his wife Shugufta Babar (a teacher in Convent High School, GT Road Okara), his sister-in-law Samina Bibi, and two children: 12 year old girl Zainab, and 15 year old boy Zarish, have been mercilessly slaughtered -- each of their throats cut wide open with a knife.
Although local police is currently investigating this case there is great concern over whether or not this could become another permanent scar on the marred face of Pakistan, where persecution of minority religions -- and specifically Christians continues to increase exponentially. Tensions run high in Christian communities, who live in constant fear of such incidents.
Our hearts go out to the family, friends, and community of this entire family. This ruthless murder has no doubt cast a dark shadow of worry over all. Let's hope that the police can investigate this appropriately and without delay in order to find and bring to justice the perpetrators of this vicious deadly crime.