British Ahmadi man shot dead in Pakistan

An Ahmadi man was shot dead in the Nankana Sahib District of Pakistan on Thursday. The man was identified as 45-year-old Maqsood Ahmad, a Pakistan Army veteran, and an avid volleyball player. The attackers shot Ahmad on Thursday at around 9 PM as he was irrigating his farmland in Chak 33 Dharowali. Police confirmed the shooting took place but declined to offer any comment. According to family members, the victim was a dual British-Pakistani citizen, and this was his first …

Ahmadi Muslim women take part in Raksha Bandhan celebrations

On Sunday Ahmadi Muslim women of Qadian celebrated the festival of Raksha Bandhan with great devotion and pomp. The celebrations which took place on August 22nd were hosted by Qadian MLA Fateh Jang Singh Bajwa and were attended by a large number of women and children. The main attraction of the celebrations were the Ahmadi Muslim women who tied the Rakhi thread to MLA Fateh Jang Singh Bajwa. On this occasion, the MLA expressed his love for his sisters by …

Rabwah children set a new IELTS record

Two siblings from Rabwah have set a new record for being the youngest students to take the IELTS exam, the examinations body said on Thursday. Qamar Muneer Akbar and Qamar-un-Nisa Akbar passed the IELTS exam and achieved the unbeatable score of 9 in speaking, 8 in listening, and an overall band score of 7.5. Previously Qamar Muneer had become the youngest student to pass the IGCSE exams at the age of eight. After moving to the UAE from Pakistan, the …

Pakistani Kashmiri activist encourages massacre of Ahmadis

A renowned Pakistani Kashmiri activist has encouraged the massacre of minority Ahmadis by saying Muslims should have killed their leader. Sundas Malik, the chairperson of UJKC (United Jammu And Kashmir Coalition), made the remarks on Tuesday while speaking to a Twitter space audience. Malik said: “I want to say something to all my Muslim brothers, We Muslims made one mistake concerning Qadianis [Ahmadis], which we have to accept. Their leader Mirza Ahmad should have been killed right then and there. …

Census shows Ahmadi population on the decline in Pakistan

According to 2017 Census numbers released by Pakistan, the total population of Ahmadis declined by 35% in 19 years. The Census numbers show that, from 1998 to 2017, Pakistan lost about 104,000 Ahmadis. During the 1998 census, Ahmadis made up 0.22% of the total population, with 291,175 residents. Meanwhile, in the recent 2017 census, that number dropped to 186,916, making them just 0.09% of the total population of 207.68 million. The sharp deterioration in the Ahmadi population signals mass migration …

Pakistani mob attacks funeral of Ahmadi woman

A mob led by right-wing Muslim clerics attacked the funeral of an Ahmadi woman in Pakistan’s northwestern region on Sunday. The minority Ahmadis were gathered in Chak 79 in the northwestern state of Punjab for a funeral service of an Ahmadi woman. As the Ahmadis entered the local cemetery, a mob of locals burst into the burial grounds, pelted stones at mourners, and beat them with sticks. However, the Ahmadis stood their ground and completed the burial. The whole incident …

Pakistani Minister says life in danger after being called ‘Qadiani’

A Pakistani Minister who was called a “Qadiani” by a fellow politician has filed a Police case saying his life is in danger. During media appearances on May 19th and May 26th Nazir Chohan had claimed that Minister Shazad Akbar belonged to the “Qadiani group” and was not a Muslim. Reacting to the claims, Akbar, who serves as Adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior and Accountability, lodged a Police complaint against Chohan on Sunday. In the police report, Akbar …

Pakistan police demolish minarets of Ahmadi Mosque

Pakistan police demolished minarets of an Ahmadi mosque on the outskirts of Gujranwala after local Muslims complained that the Islamic inscription on the Mosque hurt their feelings. The complaint against the Mosque in Garmula Virkan was filed earlier this year on January 25th by a resident named Sajad Virk. Virk complained that the Ahmadis had put up Islamic verses on their worship place which were offensive towards Muslims, and this act of the Ahmadis could cause a riot. In his …

Pakistan dismisses report on Ahmadi persecution as ‘baseless’

Pakistan’s on Wednesday dismissed a report by a British-Parliamentary group that said persecution of Ahmadis and other minorities was on the rise in the country. The report by the 36 members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) said that denial of freedom of religion for Ahmadi Muslims has led to the denial of religious freedom for Shia Muslims, Christians, and Hindus. The APPG said the persecution had created a refugee crisis with 6,000 Ahmadis stranded in camps in Thailand, Malaysia, …

12 booked for attempted property seizure in Rabwah

The police on Tuesday night booked 11 men and one woman for illegally entering a house and trying to take ownership of the property. Police have registered a case against 12 persons of Chenab Nagar for attempting to seize property. During the armed invasion home goods worth Rs 4.5 million were also stolen by the invaders who tried to take ownership of the 2 Kanal house. According to the details, the plaintiff Nadeem Ahmed Munir a resident of Attock told …

Pakistan arrests two ‘non-Muslim’ men for marrying Muslim women

A Pakistan Highcourt judge on Monday denied bail to two Ahmadi brothers accused of marrying Muslim women. Justice Syed Arshad Ali rejected the bail applications of Zaid, Zahid, and their father Sajid, accused of marrying Muslim women while being non-Muslim. The brothers who adhere to the minority Ahmadiyya faith were detained with their father in September last year. According to First Information Report filed with the police, brothers Zaid and Zahid from Sheikh Muhammadi area of Peshawar had married Sobia …

Minority Ahmadi man killed in Pakistan

A Gunman shot and killed a 65-year-old Ahmadi man in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar on Thursday. On February 2nd, at around 2PM, a lone gunman opened fire at a doctor’s clinic in Bazid Khel area of Peshawar and ended up killing Abdul Qadir, who was employed at the clinic. Qadir who belonged to the minority Ahmadiyya sect of Islam had recently relocated his family from Peshawar to a different city, citing threats to Ahmadis in Peshawar. However Qadir himself …