Rabwah Times

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 …

U.S. Consulate deletes tweet pointing out Pakistan’s religious intolerance

The U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan has removed a tweet which pointed out Pakistan’s religious intolerance against its Ahmadiyya community. The embassy had issued a tweet on Tuesday afternoon urging the public to watch Salam, a documentary film on Abdus Salam, a Nobel prize winning physicist. Salam was shunned by Pakistan due to his Ahmadiyya Muslim faith. “If you want to figure out what’s wrong with Pakistan, watch #SalamOnNetflix” The tweet was quickly deleted soon after, but not before it …

Pakistan blocks bill which would have allowed non-Muslims to become Prime Minister or President

Pakistan’s Parliament on Tuesday blocked the introduction of a bill that would have allowed non-Muslims to become President or Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic. The bill which was presented by a Christian member of Parliament Naveed Aamir Jeeva was blocked by a majority of the Muslim members. MNA Jeeva’s bill proposed the removal of the Muslim requirement for the office of President and PM under article 41 and 91 of the constitution. Article 41 A person shall not be …

14-year-old Christian girl abducted from Pakistan’s Faisalabad region

14-year-old Christian girl Samra Bibi was abducted from her house in Pakistan’s Faisalabad region on September 16th, reports International Christian Concern. According to ICC, Habib was kidnapped while she was alone at home by man named Muhammad Ramiz who was known in the area for sexually harassing Christian girls. The report claims Police registered the abduction case after pressure from human rights organization, however change the girls age to 16. Habib’s father Munir Masih claims the authorities changed Samra’s age …

Saudi Islamic affairs minister meets Lord Tariq Ahmad

The Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh on Wednesday received the British Prime Minister’s Envoy for Freedom of Religion and Belief Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon and his accompanying delegation. During the meeting, they discussed issues of mutual interest. Minister Al-Sheikh explained that the Kingdom is actively working to promote tolerance and peaceful coexistence between people of all faiths. Minister Abdullah said the Kingdom follows Islamic principals of moderation and rejects extremism. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon who is an …

British Police officers to train Punjab Police in latest investigation techniques

Three of Britain’s top cops are to train Pakistan’s Punjab Police in latest investigation methods. The Pakistan-origin officers met Governor Punjab Mohammad Sarwar in August and briefed him about the training program. The group included Senior Chief Inspector Zahid Khan, Superintendent Shabnam Chowdhury and Deputy Chief Naveed Malik. Malik joined the UK police in 1989 and has received nine Chief Constables’ commendations. Speaking on the occasion, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar said that Pakistanis abroad are our proud and valuable …