Three members of the minority Hindu community were killed when unidentified persons attacked a village in Sindh province of southern Pakistan on Monday, officials said.
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”.