ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (Worthy News)– Christians in Pakistan remained concerned Monday, May 23, over the situation of Pastor Paul Ashraf and his family after they reportedly narrowly survived a drive by shooting by suspected Islamic militants in Punjab province, seriously injuring their eldest son.
“Pastor Ashraf was in a van with his wife, Rubina Ashraf, and eldest son Sarfraz Ashraf, on April 27 when two unidentified men on a motorbike opened fire” on their car, said the Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS), an advocacy group closely following the case.
“Pastor Ashraf and Rubina were unharmed but Sarfraz” who drove the vechicle, “was shot in the side and face. The masked gunmen fled from the scene when they saw that Sarfraz had been seriously injured,” CLAAS explained.
“Miraculously, he survived the shot to the face and was released from MAYO Hospital after just one day,” CLAAS told Worthy News.