Canadian State & Foreign Minister condemn murder of Ahmadi doctor


Canadian Minister of State Honourable Lynne Yelich (Foreign Affairs and Consular) & Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird issued the following statement:

Canada is deeply saddened by the death of a Canadian doctor, Mehdi Ali Qamar, who was murdered in Pakistan on May 26. His murder is believed to be due to his Ahmadi faith. Sadly, he is among dozens of Ahmadis killed for their faith in recent years.

“Canada condemns the pattern of violence against religious communities in Pakistan and the unacceptable disregard of the universal right to practise one’s religion in peace and security.

“Such violence is a clear violation of the right to religious freedom and must not be tolerated. Canada calls on the Pakistani government to stop the persecution of Ahmadis and to ensure that all Pakistanis can practise their faith without fear.

On behalf of all Canadians, we extend our prayers and deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Dr. Qamar.

“Canadian consular officials are in contact with local authorities and are providing assistance to the family during this difficult time.”

2 Responses to "Canadian State & Foreign Minister condemn murder of Ahmadi doctor"

  1. Javaid Ahmad says:

    It is very very sad we study in the same college in Pakistan God Bless Dr Mehdi soul in heaven and God bless Ahmadi s world wide Ameen

  2. Zia-Ur-Rehman says:

    It is a very sad incident. All minorities should be given right of religious freedom, Everybody will have his own grave. Each individual is responsible for his own faith. So stop extremism.
    A message to Govt of Pakistan: if you want to see the glory of Pakistan. Stop persecution of Ahmadies in Pakistan.

    Long Live Pakistan. Love for All hatred for none.