Pakistani politican wants to add anti-Ahmadiyya chapter in school syllabus

Speaking to a KhatmeNabuwat conference in Mardan, speaker of Pakistan’s KP (Khyper Pakhtunkhawa) Provincial Assembly Asad Qaiser said that “Provincial government will soon add a chapter on the belief of KhatmeNabuwat in the syllabus.” Asad Qasier is a politician from Swabi District of KP Province and is affiliated with PTI (Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf) which is considered to be a “liberal nationalist party”, lead by former cricketer Imran Khan.

Pakistani politician arrested for hate speech released on bail

Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Mufti Kifayat ullah who was arrested on September 10th under hate speech charges has been released on bail.He was released from Faisalabad Central Jail on Tuesday. Mufti Kifayatullah, a former JUI-F provincial assembly member from Mansehra district, was arrested in Chiniot for making an objectionable and provocative speech at an “Ishtekam-i-Pakistan Conference” which was organized by another politician Ilyas Chinioti (PML-N) who is a member of Punjab Assembly.

1974: More humiliations in store for Ahmadis of Pakistan

The Times, September 25, 1974 The adoption earlier this month by Pakistan’s national assembly of a Bill conferring non-Muslim status on the Ahmadiyya sect, was a depressing victory for religious bigotry. The assembly’s decision must greatly strengthen the hand of the more rigidly orthodox “Ulema” (professional theologians) and the Muslim fundamentalists of Maulana Maudoodi’s politically active Jamaat-i-Islami a group Mr Bhutto once described to me as ” antediluvian and obscurantist “.

1974: Opposition in Pakistan presses Government to bar Ahmadiyya sect

The combined Opposition in the Pakistan Parliament has demanded that the Government should declare the Ahmadiyya sect, a non-Muslim minority, remove all its members from influential and sensitive offices, and arrest Mirza Nasir Ahmad, who describes himself as third Caliph of the sect. The demand, which came yesterday, even from parties professing to be secular, followed a week of anti-Ahmadiyya agitation in Punjab. Today Opposition members walked out of the National Assembly after tear gas was used to disperse 2,000 …

Khatme Nabuwat extremists to hold anti-Ahmadiyya conference in Rabwah

Islamic extremists linked to the “Khatme Nabuwat” movement are set to hold a “Khatme Nabuwat conference” at the illegally constructed Jamia Usmania in the “Muslim Colony”. The conference is being held to celebrate Pakistan National Assembly’s decision which declared Ahmadis as non-Muslim 41 years ago on 7th September 1974. The conference will be attended by several local islamists including Amir Hamza, a leading member of the banned terrorist outfit Jammat ud Dawa, JUD’s Chief Hafiz Saeed has a $10 million US government bounty …

The Infidel Mosque of Pakistan

When you visit a mosque, you don’t really expect to go through a fence topped with barbed wire and be greeted with men carrying rifles. But when it’s a mosque where dozens of worshipers were gunned down and killed five years ago, it’s become necessary.

Pakistani court refuses bail to four men accused of attacking Ahmadiyya homes

A two-member Supreme Court bench refused to grant bail on Wednesday to four men accused of attacking Ahmadi community homes in Gujranwala. In July, 2014, a mob had set fire to five houses of Ahmadis in People’s Colony after rumours of an alleged blasphemy incident. A woman and two girls were burned to death and eight others were seriously injured. On Wednesday, the Lahore Supreme Court bench, headed by Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry, dismissed the post arrest bail applications of four …

Ahmadiyya convention gives India-Pakistan diplomacy a chance

An annual Islamic convention organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has quickly become a new venue for diplomacy and peace talks. The convention which is called the “Jalsa Salana” takes place in London, U.K., the United States, Germany, and other places around the world. This year Jalsa Salana Canada took place at the International Centre in Mississauga from Aug. 28 to 30. The three-day event was attended by Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper, leader of the Canadian Liberal Party Justin Trudeau, Consul General of …

Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper speaks at Ahmadiyya Muslim Convention

On Friday Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper addressed Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Canada’s largest national Islamic convention, the convention is being held in the Greater Toronto Area, at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Prime Minister Harper praised the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community for accepting Canadian ways, but he also spoke of terror threats.

Self-taught 15-year-old Pakistani genius to mentor schoolchildren

Sitara Brooj Akbar is just 15 years old, but oozes confidence rare for children her age. Home-schooled and self-taught as she had to leave school for “asking too many questions”, Sitara will be mentoring Pakistani kids here via a platform that has been set to help children excel. The platform, Pakistan Youth Forum (PYF), will help impart skills that are not being taught in UAE schools.

Pakistani Terrorist gets Bollywood spy film banned in Pakistan

The man accused of masterminding the 2008 terror attacks on Mumbai has succeeded in persuading a court to ban a Bollywood spy thriller in Pakistan on the basis that it would damage his reputation. An Indian movie set to be released next has been banned in Pakistan on the behest of wanted terrorist Hafiz Saeed, who filed a plea in court saying the film contains “filthy propaganda” against him and his organization.

Pakistani woman’s Rakhi wish: Don’t encourage terrorists

AMRITSAR: Along with the rakhis, this year, Tahira Zahur, a Pakistani woman married in India, has shared her rakhi wish her brothers across the border: to stop encouraging terrorists operating from their soil to play havoc across in India. The terror attack in Dinanagar moved her so much that she has requested them to find a permanent solution for the peaceful existence of their sisters living in India. Tahira is married to Chaudhary Maqbool Ahmad and settled in Qadian, 40km …