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

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 partnership agreement signed earlier this year between Nokia & Microsoft means that the application will soon make its debut in the Windows Phone marketplace as a free install within the next couple of weeks. This would mean people with Windows …

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 in 1997. A decade has passed since the building was declared dangerous but so far no action has been taken by Punjab’s Education Department to renovate the now decaying building. Teachers have also expressed their grave concerns over the fragile …

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 illegally occupied land. For years, the Khatm-e-Nabuwat conference has been used to spread hate against the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Pakistan. Khatm-e-Nabuwat and its leaders are guilty of proposing plans to evict Ahmadis from their own town. A similar conference …

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 was constructed by the British and is over a century old. It was constructed in Stocktontees, England by a British firm Head Wrightson & Co in 1877. The bridge also came under attack during the Indo-Pak war of 1965 but …

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 Qudoos a 6th year student at Jamia Ahmadiyya came first after securing 931 marks, Syed Anwaar Ahmad Shah took 921 marks and came second while Hafiz Ata ul Haleem a 5th year student at Jamia Ahmadiyya came third after securing …

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 all along the route from Chiniot to Chenab Nagar (Rabwah). The International Khatme Nabuwat Movement was setup by Molana Manzoor Chinioti and Abdul Hafeez Makki in 1985. This year’s conference will be held at Jamia Usmania in Muslim Colony, Rabwah.

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 remained dormant. The construction got back on track in the last few months and was completed this week but it’s still yet unknown how much this piece of road which is barely a Kilometre long and less than 10 ft …

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 remain days after the torrential rain, while many low lying streets of areas like Dar ul Aloom, Dar ul Nasar and Dar ul Rehmat seem to have completely disappeared and all you can see is pools of water and the …

World Largest Smiley Face – Guinness World Record

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 and promotes peace. “What better way to promote peace than to make a smiley face,” said Rizwan Rabbani, event co-ordinator and director of the association. The previous Guinness World Record attempt for a human-made smiley face was made by New …

Store opposite to the Police Station burgled

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 the heavy metal locks and cleanly placed them on the branches of a nearby tree. The lifted up the store shutter and took off with the cash drawer with an unknown amount of cash and mobile phone vouchers. The burglary …