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Ahmadis condemn violence against Nankana Sahib Gurdawara

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community India on Tuesday condemned the recent mob attack on Nankana Sahib Gurdawara, calling it “completely Un-Islamic”. In a statement the Ahmadiyya Community said that: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community India expresses its deep grief and stands in unity with Sikh brethren. Violence towards Gurdwara Nakana Sahib is Unjust. Islam has always instructed to respect the religious beliefs and sentiments of other faiths. Trying to damage any religious place in such a way is tantamount to destroying the …

Sikh man killed in a targeted attack in Peshawar

A Sikh man was killed late Saturday night in a targeted attack in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. 25-year-old Ravinder Singh of Chakesar had gone wedding shopping in Peshawar when he was targeted by unknown assailants. According to Police, After shooting Singh, the killer made a phone call to his family, notifying them of the attack and his death. Ravinder Singh was the brother of prominent journalist and news presenter Harmeet Singh, who in 2018 became Pakistan’s first news anchor …

Muslim women bring hope to Britain’s homeless on New Year’s Eve

A group of Muslim women braced freezing conditions on New Year’s Eve to hand out warm clothing to the homeless people who were forced to spend the night on the streets. The women from Newcastle’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Association (AMA) handed out coats, socks, hats and food to homeless people in Newcastle city center. The kind-hearted group handed out around Rs 40,000 worth of clothing to the homeless people, the drive was funded by donations from the city’s Ahmadiyya Muslim community. …

UAE Embassy praises Ahmadis for New Year cleanup

The UAE Embassy UK has praised Ahmadi volunteers for cleaning up British streets after New Year’s Eve celebrations. More than 1,000 young Ahmadi Muslims across Britain took part in the annual new year day clean up, which was organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association. Tagging the twitter account of Ahmadiyya Community, the UAE Embassy UK said: Great example of community spirit here @alislam Great example of community spirit here @alislam https://t.co/2k6shQnzPO — UAE Embassy UK (@UAEEmbassyUK) January 1, 2020 …

Former PAF Chief Zafar Chaudhry passes away

Air Marshal Zafar Ahmed Chaudhry who was Pakistan’s 8th Air Chief, has died at age 93. Pakistan Air Force’s current Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan expressed profound grief over his demise. Chaudhry was commissioned in the Royal Indian Air Force on 9th April 1945 and served as pilot officer in the No. 7 Squadron of the RAF. In 1971, Chaudhry was appointed as Managing Director of the Pakistan International Airlines where he remained until 1972. On 3 April 1972, he …

Bajwa urges PM Modi to include Ahmadis in Citizenship Bill

Congress leader Partap Singh Bajwa on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the persecution faced by the Ahmadiyyas in Pakistan and urged that the recent Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 needs to be further amended so as ‘to allow the Ahmadiyyas a chance to return to Qadian.’ Bajwa posted pictures of the letter from his Twitter handle and wrote: “I have sent these letters regarding the persecution faced by the Ahmadiyyas to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji and Home …

Imran Khan becomes first Ahmadi to be elected to British Parliament

Imran Ahmad Khan has become the first Ahmadi to be elected as a British MP after his historic UK General Election win. Khan won from his home constituency of Wakefield by gaining 21,283 votes. Imran Khan beat Labour’s Mary Creagh by 3,358 votes, Creagh lost her seat after 14 years in Parliament. His win is historic both for United Kingdom’s Conservative Party and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to which he belongs. Under Khan’s leadership conservatives won the Wakefield seat for …

Pakistani official apologizes for speaking in support of Human Rights

Jannat Hussain Nekokara, assistant commissioner Attock, on Tuesday apologized for her comments in support of equal human rights for Pakistan’s minorities. Nekokara made the comments while speaking at an International Human Rights Day event in Attock. Speaking at the event AC Nekokara said: “We should give due rights to Non-Muslims Pakistanis, we should give them their due regard, we have unfortunately gotten stuck in these religious divisions, someone identifies as Shia, someone as Sunni, someone as an Ahmadi, someone as …

U.S. announces sanctions against Pakistani Police officer on Human Rights Day

On International Human Rights Day, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it has taken action against Pakistani police officer Rao Anwar for his role in staging fake police encounters and killing over 400 individuals. In a press release the U.S. Treasury said: During his tenure as the Senior Superintendent of Police in District Malir, Pakistan, Rao Anwar Khan (Anwar) was reportedly responsible for staging numerous fake police encounters in which individuals were killed by police, and was involved …

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon attends opening of Cambridge Mosque with Turkish President Erdogan

Lord Ahmad on December 5th attended the official opening of Cambridge Mosque alongside Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The design for the £23m Mosque has been inspired by both Islamic and English religious architectural traditions. Described as Europe’s first eco-mosque it is equipped with solar panels, relies on green energy and aims for a zero-carbon footprint. The mosque which has a capacity for 1,000 worshippers was first opened to the public in April. Singer-songwriter Yusuf Islam, the Turkish government and …

Power outage planned for December 3rd could affect Rabwah

The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has warned that potential power shutoff may impact Rabwah residents on Tuesday. In a statement, FESCO said that the shutdown was to carry out the much-needed repair, maintenance, and expansion of electricity lines in the area. According to the company, the scheduled shut down will affect power supply to Ahmad Nagar and Chenab Nagar Rabwah which originates from Chiniot and Lalian grid stations. The December 3rd shut down will affect over 70,000 customers from …

Pakistan destroys Mosque of Ahmadi Muslim minority

An Ahmadi Mosque in Punjab province, in south-eastern Pakistan, was partially destroyed on October 25, the latest casualty in Pakistan’s campaign against the tiny Muslim minority. Assistant Commissioner of Hasilpur, Mohammad Tayyab led the Friday operation which saw the destruction of the Mosque’s Mihrab. He was accompanied by the Police officers and officials from Bladia, the local development authority. A spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Pakistan, Saleemuddin, confirmed the incident saying the Local Government & Community Development authority …