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 …

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 …