Ehsan Rehan

Written by Ehsan Rehan

Ehsan is a Washington D.C. based reporter who covers Human Rights & Religious Freedom issues.

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US ‘very concerned’ over Pakistan’s crackdown on Ahmadis

The U.S. Government criticized Pakistan on Friday for raiding the International Headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim minority in Chenab Nagar (Rabwah). Speaking at a press briefing, U.S. State Department’s Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner commented: “We are obviously very concerned about…
Ahmadis fearful of celebrating Eid in Rabwah

“The right to celebrate Eid and other Islamic traditions has been snatched away from us because they are associated to Islam and since we have been declared non-Muslim we can not celebrate” In 1974 Pakistan declared the Ahmadis a non-Muslim…
Extremist group Khatm-e-Nabuwat hosts conference against Ahmadis in Rabwah

On September 7th, Extremist organization Khatm-e-Nabuwat held an anti-Ahmadiyya conference in Pakistan’s only majority Ahmadiyya town of Rabwah. The conference was organized to mark the 42nd anniversary of Pakistan declaring minority Ahmadiyya as non-Muslims. Conference speakers included Ministers and Islamic…
Pakistani Ministers target Ahmadis in Punjab Assembly

Decades of persecution and a full ban on the Ahmadiyya faith has not changed the Government’s attitudes toward Pakistan’s most persecuted faith group. Ministers in Pakistan’s Provincial Assembly of Punjab continue to make sure the Ahmadis are not given any…
Muslims to host 9/11 Blood Drive at Capitol Hill

The Muslims for Life event that began in 2011 will return to U.S. Capitol once again this year to honor victims of 9/11 attacks. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The 6th annual blood…
Diplomatic Council appoints German-Pakistani as Business Ambassador

The Diplomatic Council has appointed a German-Pakistani entrepreneur Jamal Ahmad Qaiser as it’s Business Ambassador and UN Commissioner. In a statement the Diplomatic Council said the 44-year-old was nominated because of his outstanding achievements and tireless efforts for international understanding.…
Young Bernie Supporters Launch app to Lobby Superdelegates

Two young supporters of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders have launched a web app to lobby Superdelegates. Currently, Hillary Clinton is leading the delegate race with 525 super delegates but Aleeza and Shabnam Ahmed from Maryland plan to change that. Aleeza,…
Nawabshah: Targeted Killing of Ahmadi Muslim

With a second killing in a week it seems that the murderous campaign against Ahmadiyya Muslim community of Nawab Shah has gotten intense and the Police is unable to do anything about it. 58 year old Mr Maqsood Ahmad who…
Ahmadis travel to India for the annual convention

Thousands of Ahmadis from Pakistan are making their way to India to take part in the 120th annual convention of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Qadian (Punjab, India). The three day convention which will take place from 26th to 28th December…
Aqsa Road taken over by illegal cart vendors

Rabwah’s central most road Aqsa Road that connects the Sargodha Road bus stop and Fazle Omar hospital to Aqsa Roundabout has seen a huge increase in the number of illegal card vendors occupying public space in the past year or…
Mansoor Ijaz – The memogate controversy

Events in Pakistan have recently taken a twist after a controversial memo appeared said to be drafted by Pakistani Ambassador to the USA Hussain Haqqani. The memo was ousted by an American Business Man of Pakistani descent Mansoor Ijaz. The…
ATM services go down in Lahore

Consumers became concerned after ATM (Automated Teller Machines) of several banks went down and administration of the banks failed to provide any satisfactory reason for the downtime. Due to the downtime customers had a difficult time managing their financial matters.…
Ex Rabwah S.H.O killed on Duty

Sheikh Tahir Ahmad who served as S.H.O (Senior Head Officer) at Rabwah Police Station was fired upon from a car by unknown gunmen and killed while he was on Patrol. Police has sealed off the surrounding areas and over 33…
Mobile Payments: Square’s Card Case iPhone app

Ever wished you could make payments by using just your iPhone without the need of swiping any cards or fondling your pockets for change well now you can and Square’s latest iPhone app called Sqaure Card Case lets you do…
Smartphones takeover Seoul

South Korea is home to 49 million people and just 2 years ago there were only 500,000 smartphone users in the country. This march that number went up to 10million and an announcement made last week puts that number close…
Windows 7 Phone users to get free Nokia Maps

Nokia one of the leading mobile makers has partnered up with Microsoft to make its map software Nokia Maps available on all Windows 7 Phone devices. In the past Nokia Maps was only made available to Nokia devices however the…
Nusrat Girls Highschool: Risking lives for education

Over 2,500 Students of Nusrat Girls High school Rabwah risk their lives every day for the sake of education. Nusrat Girls High school the oldest educational institution established in 1949 was declared not only unsafe but dangerous by the authorities…
Rabwah braces for another Khatm e Nabuwat conference

Rabwah once again braces itself for yet another Khatm e Nabuwat conference which is set to take place at Madrassa Arabia on 13th and 14th October, Both the Madrassa Arabia & the adjoining Khatme Nabuwat Mosque have been built on…
Summer afternoons on the Chenab

Chenab is a major river that forms in upper Himalayas and flows throw Kashmir and into the plains of Punjab, Pakistan. The river essentially separates Rabwah and Chiniot. But are connected by the two bridges in place, the earlier one…
Jamia Ahmadiyya students take top spot in Intermediate Exams

On Saturday 10th September  The Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education Faisalabad announced results for Intermediate Examinations 2011. The top 3 positions in Arts Group among boys were all bagged by 3 bright students of Jamia Ahmadiyya Rabwah, Raja Athar…
Rabwah set for International Khatme Nabuwat Conference

Security in Rabwah has been tightened as the general public gears up for the 24th International Khatme Nabuwat conference which is set to take place tomorrow on 7th September 2011. Hundreds of posters publicizing the conference have been put up…
Sahiwal Road section completed

Part of The Sahiwal Road which connects outskirts of Rabwah (Chanian) to the town centre had been under construction for a few years now but due to the lack of attention and funding by the local establishment the project had…
Rabwah: Appalling sanitation conditions

Last two week’s monsoon rains have brought havoc to the streets of Rabwah, the lack of proper sanitation system had the water overflowing drains and onto the streets. Many of the key roads including College Road and Sahiwal Road still…

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Canada went out to create a world record with the help of Atfal, Khuddam and Ansar . On Saturday July 16th 2011 around 3,000 people gathered at Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area in Whitchurch-Stouffville. The community condemns war…

In the middle of the night when it was all peace and quiet at the local Police Station, just at the opposite end of the road thieves calmly made their way to the corner shop and started off by cutting…