Ahmadis excluded from Pakistan’s Minorities’ Commission

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday backtracked on his decision to include Ahmadis in the National Commission for Minorities. During a cabinet meeting with his top minister PM Khan approved a memo submitted by Ministry of Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony urging the cabinet to exclude Ahmadis due to the “religious and historical sensetivity of the issue.” The same cabinet on April 29th had ordered the Ministry of Religious Affairs to include the Ahmadis, saying that: “The Ahmadi community, …

Indian families stranded in Pakistan appeal for help

Two families from India who were visiting Pakistan are now stranded in Pakistan due to the closure of the Attari-Wagah border amid coronavirus fears. Mohammad Anwar, a resident of Qadian came to visit Pakistan along with his wife and daughter but got stranded in Chenab Nagar. Speaking to Punjab Gazette, he said: “I traveled to Pakistan via Wagah border on March 12 with my wife and daughter to meet my in-laws, But we got stuck here due to the border …

Hamza Abbasi says he was wrong to call Ahmadis ‘non-Muslim’

Former Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi said on Saturday that he was wrong in labeling Ahmadis as non-Muslims. He was backtracking from comments he made in 2016 declaring the minority Ahmadis a religion separate from Islam. Abbasi said on Twitter: “I was wrong in calling them non-Muslim. I can only say that they are wrong in their belief.” The actor was responding to a barrage of abusive tweets that were part of a Pakistan wide Twitter trend against Ahmadis. ” …

Pakistan to include Ahmadis in National Commission for Minorities

Pakistan on Wednesday announced the inclusion of minority Ahmadis in the National Commission for Minorities. According to 92 News, the federal cabinet on April 20 had approved plans by the Ministry of Religious Affairs to reorganize the commission. However, the proposal did not include a representative from the Ahmadi community. Subsequently, several Ministers raised the issue with PM Khan and suggested that Ahmadis be included in the commission. Accepting the suggestion by the Ministers PM Imran Khan on Wednesday directed …

Former ‘Harf e Raaz’ co-host lashes out at Orya Maqbool Jan

In a leaked call, former co-host of ‘Harf e Raaz’ lashed out against Orya Maqbool Jan for being a “hypocrite” and having an “illicit relationship” with the show’s producer. The damning claims were made by Jameel Farooqui in a phone call with Canada’s Rawal TV. Farooqui lamented that due to the nature of his job he was forced to share the screen with someone who had “extremist views”. He claimed: “When you are on screen, it’s not just one person …

Ahmadi man shot dead in Kharian

An elderly Ahmadi man was shot and killed at his home Sunday morning in an alleged armed robbery. According to reports, the incident took place at the residence of Malik Sadiq in Main Market, Chandni Chowk. Sadiq was shot dead as he tried to resist the robbers’ demands. A Police party led by DSP Kharian Asad Ishaq and SHO Mujahid Abbas reached the place of the incident, however by that time, the suspects had managed to escape.

Hindus beaten up in Sukkur for Drinking Water

Locals savagely beat up a group of Hindus they tried to collect drinking water. Six people including 3 women were severely injured after men from the Soomro clan used batons and sticks to beat up the lower caste Hindus for using the water pump to collect drinking water. The incident took place in Mubarakpur, Sukkur on April 25th. A case has been registered against the culprits by the local Police.

Pakistani man arrested for wanting to visit Israel

David Ariel (formerly Khalil-ur-Rehman), a Pakistani citizen who wanted to visit Israel on his Pakistani passport was arrested by security forces on Friday. For the past month, Ariel had been camping in the Pakistani capital Islamabad, in front of the National Press Club. With a Star of David affixed to his camp Ariel had been demanding that the Government of Pakistan allow him to visit Israel on his Pakistani passport. Under Pakistani law, Pakistani passports are not valid for travel …

Pakistan using ISI system to track coronavirus cases

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday revealed that the country was using an ISI system to trace and track patients of coronavirus. PM Khan made the revelation on live TV during the Ehsaas Telethon, He said: “It was originally meant to trace terrorists but we’re using it to tackle corona” Khan added that “tracking and testing is the only way to reopen businesses”. Funds collected during the live telethon will be used to combat the coronavirus pandemic across the country. …

Deputy Commissioner Chiniot visits wheat procurement center

Deputy Commissioner Chiniot Mohammad Riaz on Monday paid a visit to Wheat Purchase and Ehsaas Scheme Centers. During the visit DC Riaz was accompanied by District Police Officer Syed Hassanin Haider, who also reviewed the arrangements at the wheat procurement centers. Assistant Commissioner Chinot, Aisha Yasin and District Food Controller Tanveer Ahmed were also present. D.C. Riaz directed local officers to ensure availability of all possible facilities to the farmers at the wheat procurement centers. He also stressed that all …

Doctor Naqi Uddin dies after contracting COVID-19

A doctor who dedicated his life to saving others has died after contracting coronavirus. Dr. Naqi Uddin, 72 died on Saturday at PIMS Hospital in Islamabad, where he was being treated for the novel coronavirus. Deputy Commissioner Islamabad, Muhammad Hamza Shafqaat offered “Heartfelt condolences for the family” and said: One 72 years doctor just lost the battle against Covid in Islamabad. This is our second casualty. Heartfelt condolences for the family. We are arranging for the final rituals as per …

Ahmadis condemn terror attack on Sikh Gurudwara in Afghanistan

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of India has condemned the terror attack on Sikh Gurdawara in Kabul. In a statement the community said it stands with the Sikh community in this hour of distress. Expressing solidarity with Sikhs, Ahmadi community spokesperson Tariq Ahmad said: “The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at India strongly condemns the terror attack that happened few days back on the Gurudwara at Kabul. Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at India expresses dismay at the incident and express solidarity with the Sikh community in this …