Ehsan Rehan

Ehsan is the founder & editor of Rabwah Times. He is currently baesd in Washington D.C. from where he covers Human Rights & Religious Freedom issues. He tweets at @Ehzan

MQM chief Altaf Hussain condemns killing of Ahmadi Muslim in Attock

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain has condemned the brutal murder of an Ahmadi man who was shot dead on June 4th in Pakistan’s northern city of Attock. 65-year-old Dr Hameed Ahmad was approaching is home in Islam Colony when by two unidentified attackers opened fire, killing him on the spot. MQM chief Altaf Hussain released a statement the very next day and said “In Pakistan extremists are specifically targeting those of different beliefs and faiths. The brutal killing …

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, 12 and Shabnam Ahmed, 20 contacted a local IT company and requested permission to use their webs address LobbyDelegates.com. The company ran a similar campaign in 2008 to allow Democrats to lobby Super Delegates when the Democratic nomination was very …

WikiLeaks ‘Saudi Cables’ reveal secret push to stop Ahmadiyya in Indonesia

Whistle-blowing website Wikileaks has published more than 60,000 secret documents from Saudi Arabia and said that it had more than half a million additional documents that it will be releasing in the upcoming weeks as part of the “Saudi Cables”. The secretive organization, headed by 43-year-old Australian Julian Assange, was launched in December 2006. The organization facilitates the anonymous leaking of secret information through its website to expose the wrongdoing of governments and corporations.

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 was the resident of Dar ul Rehmat, Rabwah was shot dead in Mohni Bazar Nawab Shah by two unknown assailants at around 3 PM on 7th March 2012. Mr Maqsood worked as a salesperson for a local Homeopathic supply company …

Rawalpindi: Jammat ud Dawa threatens Ahmadiyya Centre

As the political and judicial crises deepen in Pakistan, the only winners emerging from the scene seem to to be the extremists. Lashkar e Taiba has reemerged with the new name of Jammat ud Dawa led by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed. Jammat ud Dawa was a declared a terrorist organization and Saeed its terrorist leader in 2008 by the UN. Even though Jammat ud Dawa was declared a terrorist organization by the UN it operates freely in Pakistan and has so …

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 2011 will be attended by tens of thousands of Ahmadi delegates from India as well as from neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. To make the journey easy for the delegates a major transport operation is underway. Over …

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 so. Rabwah’s main bazar has been practically over run by street vendors who come in from adjoining townships to sell their goods, from push carts to donkey carts every single inch of public space has been snatched up, with barely …

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 memo is said to have the approval of President Zardari as well. Ever since the memo came to the light Mr Haqqani has handed over his resignation and President Zardari seems to have fled to Dubai under the pretence of …

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. ATM services in Lahore remained inactive all night on

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 people have been arrested on suspicion of murder and have been moved to an unknown place. Tahir was currently appointed at the Chiniot City Police Station. Police in Rabwah is known to have links with land mafia and drug dealers. …

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 just that. The iPhone app released on Wednesday lets you make mobile payments without even taking your phone out of the pocket. Card Case utilizes the “geofencing” technology which came bundled with Apple’s latest iOS5 update. Geofencing builds virtual boundaries …

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 to 20.1 million, that is a huge increase in just over 6 months. It is expected that the number of Smartphone users in Korea will shoot up to 30million in the first half of 2012 and to 40million by the …