Ahmadis condemn violence against Nankana Sahib Gurdawara

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community India on Tuesday condemned the recent mob attack on Nankana Sahib Gurdawara, calling it “completely Un-Islamic”. In a statement the Ahmadiyya Community said that: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community India expresses its deep grief and stands in unity with Sikh brethren. Violence towards Gurdwara Nakana Sahib is Unjust. Islam has always instructed to respect the religious beliefs and sentiments of other faiths. Trying to damage any religious place in such a way is tantamount to destroying the …

Sikh man killed in a targeted attack in Peshawar

A Sikh man was killed late Saturday night in a targeted attack in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. 25-year-old Ravinder Singh of Chakesar had gone wedding shopping in Peshawar when he was targeted by unknown assailants. According to Police, After shooting Singh, the killer made a phone call to his family, notifying them of the attack and his death. Ravinder Singh was the brother of prominent journalist and news presenter Harmeet Singh, who in 2018 became Pakistan’s first news anchor …

UAE Embassy praises Ahmadis for New Year cleanup

The UAE Embassy UK has praised Ahmadi volunteers for cleaning up British streets after New Year’s Eve celebrations. More than 1,000 young Ahmadi Muslims across Britain took part in the annual new year day clean up, which was organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association. Tagging the twitter account of Ahmadiyya Community, the UAE Embassy UK said: Great example of community spirit here @alislam Great example of community spirit here @alislam https://t.co/2k6shQnzPO — UAE Embassy UK (@UAEEmbassyUK) January 1, 2020 …

Ahmadis call out BJP MP Rakesh Sinha for his ‘enemies of India’ comment

India’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has condemned the remarks made by BJP MP Rakesh Sinha after he accused them of being “enemies of India”. During a political debate on India TV which aired on December 22nd, member of Rajya Sabha, Rakesh Sinha said that: “Ahmadis have deep links with terrorism against India, they are enemies of India and there is no way we can give space to Ahmadis in India” The Ahmadiyya Community in India condemned the remarks in “strongest terms”, …

Former PAF Chief Zafar Chaudhry passes away

Air Marshal Zafar Ahmed Chaudhry who was Pakistan’s 8th Air Chief, has died at age 93. Pakistan Air Force’s current Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan expressed profound grief over his demise. Chaudhry was commissioned in the Royal Indian Air Force on 9th April 1945 and served as pilot officer in the No. 7 Squadron of the RAF. In 1971, Chaudhry was appointed as Managing Director of the Pakistan International Airlines where he remained until 1972. On 3 April 1972, he …

Bajwa urges PM Modi to include Ahmadis in Citizenship Bill

Congress leader Partap Singh Bajwa on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the persecution faced by the Ahmadiyyas in Pakistan and urged that the recent Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 needs to be further amended so as ‘to allow the Ahmadiyyas a chance to return to Qadian.’ Bajwa posted pictures of the letter from his Twitter handle and wrote: “I have sent these letters regarding the persecution faced by the Ahmadiyyas to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji and Home …

Pakistani official apologizes for speaking in support of Human Rights

Jannat Hussain Nekokara, assistant commissioner Attock, on Tuesday apologized for her comments in support of equal human rights for Pakistan’s minorities. Nekokara made the comments while speaking at an International Human Rights Day event in Attock. Speaking at the event AC Nekokara said: “We should give due rights to Non-Muslims Pakistanis, we should give them their due regard, we have unfortunately gotten stuck in these religious divisions, someone identifies as Shia, someone as Sunni, someone as an Ahmadi, someone as …

U.S. announces sanctions against Pakistani Police officer on Human Rights Day

On International Human Rights Day, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it has taken action against Pakistani police officer Rao Anwar for his role in staging fake police encounters and killing over 400 individuals. In a press release the U.S. Treasury said: During his tenure as the Senior Superintendent of Police in District Malir, Pakistan, Rao Anwar Khan (Anwar) was reportedly responsible for staging numerous fake police encounters in which individuals were killed by police, and was involved …

Power outage planned for December 3rd could affect Rabwah

The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has warned that potential power shutoff may impact Rabwah residents on Tuesday. In a statement, FESCO said that the shutdown was to carry out the much-needed repair, maintenance, and expansion of electricity lines in the area. According to the company, the scheduled shut down will affect power supply to Ahmad Nagar and Chenab Nagar Rabwah which originates from Chiniot and Lalian grid stations. The December 3rd shut down will affect over 70,000 customers from …

Pakistan destroys Mosque of Ahmadi Muslim minority

An Ahmadi Mosque in Punjab province, in south-eastern Pakistan, was partially destroyed on October 25, the latest casualty in Pakistan’s campaign against the tiny Muslim minority. Assistant Commissioner of Hasilpur, Mohammad Tayyab led the Friday operation which saw the destruction of the Mosque’s Mihrab. He was accompanied by the Police officers and officials from Bladia, the local development authority. A spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Pakistan, Saleemuddin, confirmed the incident saying the Local Government & Community Development authority …

U.S. Consulate deletes tweet pointing out Pakistan’s religious intolerance

The U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan has removed a tweet which pointed out Pakistan’s religious intolerance against its Ahmadiyya community. The embassy had issued a tweet on Tuesday afternoon urging the public to watch Salam, a documentary film on Abdus Salam, a Nobel prize winning physicist. Salam was shunned by Pakistan due to his Ahmadiyya Muslim faith. “If you want to figure out what’s wrong with Pakistan, watch #SalamOnNetflix” The tweet was quickly deleted soon after, but not before it …

Pakistan blocks bill which would have allowed non-Muslims to become Prime Minister or President

Pakistan’s Parliament on Tuesday blocked the introduction of a bill that would have allowed non-Muslims to become President or Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic. The bill which was presented by a Christian member of Parliament Naveed Aamir Jeeva was blocked by a majority of the Muslim members. MNA Jeeva’s bill proposed the removal of the Muslim requirement for the office of President and PM under article 41 and 91 of the constitution. Article 41 A person shall not be …