Rabwah Times

Rabwah Times

T.I. College concludes three day sports gala

Government Post Graduate Taleem-Ul-Islam college on Friday concluded its three day sports Gala. This was the 75th anniversary of the annual sports event which has been held by the college since 1944. Over the course of three days the college hosted 25 sports competitions. College Principal, Professor Zia-Ul-Husnain Shah start off the games with a players march. The event featured Professor Roshan Zameer, Assistant Director Sports BISE Faisalabad as its guest of honor. The event highlights 100 meter race between …

Zulfi Bukhari denies making anti-Ahmadi statements

Pakistan’s Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan has denied that he made anti-Ahmadi statements at an Islamic conference. Sayed Zulfiqar Bukhari who currently serves as PM’s special envoy for overseas Pakistanis has denied claims that he made anti-Ahmadi remarks at a ‘Khatm e Nabuwat‘ conference held on January 6th in Golra Sharif. An article published by Pakistan Christian Post on March 20th had claimed that Bukhari while speaking at the conference said: “There is no place for the Qadianis …

Special Olympics athletes return to Rabwah

Pakistan’s Special Olympians returned home from Abu Dhabi on Friday with an impressive count of 18 gold, 27 silver and 17 bronze medals. The athletes and coaches received a heroes welcome at Lahore Airport. Pakistan’s team also included athletes from Rabwah, Wahaj Ahmad and Adeel Ahmad Tabish were selected from Rabwah’s Special School and were accompanied by their coach Waheed Ahmad. The star performer was Wahaj Mirza who won silver for Pakistan in the 3000 meter run. The athletes were …

Hindu sisters abducted on Holi eve in Pakistan

On Wednesday two teenage Hindu sisters were abducted by unknown men as the local Hindu community celebrated the festival of Holi. 14 year old Reena Kumari & 16 year old Raveena Kumari were abducted from the town of Daharki in Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh. Daherki Distt. The local Hindu population of the district took to the streets and blocked the local highway protesting the abduction. The girls family claimed that the that sisters had been abducted by people from …

Ahmadis to build a community Museum in Haifa

A proposal to build an Ahmadi community museum in Haifa has been welcomed by city officials. Leader of Holy Land’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Muhammad Sharif Odeh, put forward the idea during a meeting with Haifa’s Deputy Mayor. He said the community wants to establish a museum that will showcase it’s history, values and activities. The planned location for the museum is an empty lot opposite to the Mosque, which is owned by the Haifa municipality. Due to the unique nature …

83-year-old Ahmadi completes sentence for the crime of “selling books”

Pakistan on Monday released an Ahmadi bookseller amid increasing pressure from American lawmakers and religious freedom advocates. 83-year-old Abdul Shakoor was detained by Pakistani security forces from his small book store in December 2015. He was then put on trial at the Anti-Terrorism Court in Faisalabad for the offense of selling books and was charged under the country’s infamous blasphemy laws. On January 2, 2016, Shakoor was given an eight-year sentence, five-year for violating article 11-W of the 1997 Anti-Terrorism Act …

Athlete from Rabwah wins silver for Pakistan at Special Olympics

On Tuesday, student of Special School Rabwah, Wahaj Mirza won silver at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi. Mirza scored second position in the 3000m run event held at the Dubai Police Officers Club Stadium. He completed the track in 12 minutes and 37 seconds. He dedicated his win to his parents and thanked the school and his teachers for helping him train. Allahmdolliah Allahmdolliah. Historic. Wahaj Mirza from Rabwah (yes from RABWAH) won the silver medal 3000m …

Abducted Ahmadi doctors found dead in Pakistan

Two Ahmadi doctors who were abducted in northern Pakistan have been found dead. According to the police, Dr Tahir Aziz and Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad went missing from ​​Gali Jagir area of Fateh Jang three days ago. Their Bodies were found Monday morning from the northern part of Paksitan’s Punjab province . Police officials said that Dr Iftikhar Ahmad had returned to Pakistan from the United States a few days back while Dr. Tahir Aziz resided in the capital Islamabad. The …

Athlete from Hunza wins Special Olympics Gold

A young girl from Hunza took home gold in the Special Olympics being held in Abu Dhabi. 15-year-old Farzana Rehmat won Gold in Shot Put competitions. She scored 4.96 and 4.81 points in two separate competitions held at the Dubai Police Officer’s Club Stadium. Farzana was born in Chipursan Valley, a remote area located near the Pak-Afghan border in the northern Gilgit-Baltistan region. First Reported by Pamir Times

U.S. Human Rights report criticizes Pakistan for its treatment of Ahmadis

The United States on Wednesday criticized Pakistan for its treatment of Ahmadis and other religious minorities. A country report by the U.S. State Department noted Pakistan’s use of discriminatory laws against Ahmadis, Shias and Christians. The reported stated: Courts routinely failed to protect the rights of religious minorities. Courts discriminatorily used laws prohibiting blasphemy against Shia, Christians, Ahmadis, and members of other religious minority groups. Lower courts often did not require adequate evidence in blasphemy cases, and some convicted persons …

UN Rights expert condemns Pakistan over “systematic persecution” of Ahmadis

The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief has criticized Pakistan for its treatment of Ahmadiyya Muslims. In a report submitted before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 5th, Special Rapporteur, Ahmed Shaheed said: Ahmadis have been subject to systematic persecution by means of State-sanctioned discrimination and other repressive measures, including the closing of their businesses, schools and places of worship and the imprisonment of those who violate the restrictive laws imposed on the community. …

Muslim leader says Bangladesh should take in ISIS bride Shamima Begum

A top Muslim leader says the IS bride is “not practicing Islam” but should be shown sympathy and adopted by a Muslim country. His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, who represents tens of millions of Ahmadi Muslims worldwide, said that: “If the British Government has stripped her of her nationality then another country should adopt her, any Muslim country,” He added that: “Since her parents were from Bangladesh, the first duty is of Bangladesh to take her as a national.” …