The pastor had been hit by multiple bullets. He was rushed to DMC Hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival.
A case has been filed and the police are scanning the CCTV footage from near the church in an attempt to identify the attackers.
The pastor had been serving at the 'The Temple of God Church' church for years. His son Rahul Masih said his father, had been living here for the last 30 years and had no enmity with anybody.
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal strongly condemned the murder and said "no one was safe" in Punjab. "The Congress government is paying a heavy price for not acting against its own workers who started political killings immediately after the party came to power," he said.
Investigations were underway.
I offer condolences to family of Pastor Sultan Masih and also Christian community. Govt must imm. unearth conspiracy behind this crime./3- Sukhbir Singh Badal (@officeofssbadal) July 16, 2017