Ahmadi refugees from Pakistan fear backlash in Sri Lanka after Easter attack

After fleeing their homes in Pakistan over militant attacks and government persecution, hundreds of Ahmadi Muslims felt they finally found peace in Sri Lanka as they sought resettlement across the world. Then came the Easter bombings that killed about 250 people, many Christians praying at church, and suddenly they were targeted again. Now Hundreds of Pakistani Ahmadi refugees in western Sri Lanka have taken refuge in mosques and a police station after facing intimidation following the deadly Easter bombings. Tension …

US authorities seek extradition of mother who killed husband and fled to Pakistan

American authorities are trying to have a woman extradited from Pakistan to stand trial in her husband’s 2002 murder. On a May night in 2002, Beverly McCallum loaded her dead husband’s body into her van along with her two young daughters, police said. Caraballo’s badly burned body was found on May 8, 2002 in a metal footlocker. He remained unidentified until 2015, when an anonymous caller provided a tip that cracked the case open again. Eaton County Sheriff’s Department Detective …

EU Ambassador to Pakistan meets with Ahmadi officials

European Union Ambassador to Pakistan on Monday paid a visit to the Ahmadiyya town of Rabwah and met with senior community leaders. Ambassador Jean-François Cautain described his first ever visit to the sleepy town of Rabwah as a learning experience. The EU Ambassador also urged the Government of Pakistan to address the “concerns” of the Ahmadiyya community. In a tweet, Ambassador Jean-François said: First ever visit to Chenab Nagar – Rabwah. Learning how Ahmadi community has contributed to Pakistan with …

T.I. College concludes three day sports gala

Government Post Graduate Taleem-Ul-Islam college on Friday concluded its three day sports Gala. This was the 75th anniversary of the annual sports event which has been held by the college since 1944. Over the course of three days the college hosted 25 sports competitions. College Principal, Professor Zia-Ul-Husnain Shah start off the games with a players march. The event featured Professor Roshan Zameer, Assistant Director Sports BISE Faisalabad as its guest of honor. The event highlights 100 meter race between …

Zulfi Bukhari denies making anti-Ahmadi statements

Pakistan’s Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan has denied that he made anti-Ahmadi statements at an Islamic conference. Sayed Zulfiqar Bukhari who currently serves as PM’s special envoy for overseas Pakistanis has denied claims that he made anti-Ahmadi remarks at a ‘Khatm e Nabuwat‘ conference held on January 6th in Golra Sharif. An article published by Pakistan Christian Post on March 20th had claimed that Bukhari while speaking at the conference said: “There is no place for the Qadianis …

Special Olympics athletes return to Rabwah

Pakistan’s Special Olympians returned home from Abu Dhabi on Friday with an impressive count of 18 gold, 27 silver and 17 bronze medals. The athletes and coaches received a heroes welcome at Lahore Airport. Pakistan’s team also included athletes from Rabwah, Wahaj Ahmad and Adeel Ahmad Tabish were selected from Rabwah’s Special School and were accompanied by their coach Waheed Ahmad. The star performer was Wahaj Mirza who won silver for Pakistan in the 3000 meter run. The athletes were …

Hindu sisters abducted on Holi eve in Pakistan

On Wednesday two teenage Hindu sisters were abducted by unknown men as the local Hindu community celebrated the festival of Holi. 14 year old Reena Kumari & 16 year old Raveena Kumari were abducted from the town of Daharki in Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh. Daherki Distt. The local Hindu population of the district took to the streets and blocked the local highway protesting the abduction. The girls family claimed that the that sisters had been abducted by people from …

83-year-old Ahmadi completes sentence for the crime of “selling books”

Pakistan on Monday released an Ahmadi bookseller amid increasing pressure from American lawmakers and religious freedom advocates. 83-year-old Abdul Shakoor was detained by Pakistani security forces from his small book store in December 2015. He was then put on trial at the Anti-Terrorism Court in Faisalabad for the offense of selling books and was charged under the country’s infamous blasphemy laws. On January 2, 2016, Shakoor was given an eight-year sentence, five-year for violating article 11-W of the 1997 Anti-Terrorism Act …

Abducted Ahmadi doctors found dead in Pakistan

Two Ahmadi doctors who were abducted in northern Pakistan have been found dead. According to the police, Dr Tahir Aziz and Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad went missing from ​​Gali Jagir area of Fateh Jang three days ago. Their Bodies were found Monday morning from the northern part of Paksitan’s Punjab province . Police officials said that Dr Iftikhar Ahmad had returned to Pakistan from the United States a few days back while Dr. Tahir Aziz resided in the capital Islamabad. The …

Muslim leader says Bangladesh should take in ISIS bride Shamima Begum

A top Muslim leader says the IS bride is “not practicing Islam” but should be shown sympathy and adopted by a Muslim country. His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, who represents tens of millions of Ahmadi Muslims worldwide, said that: “If the British Government has stripped her of her nationality then another country should adopt her, any Muslim country,” He added that: “Since her parents were from Bangladesh, the first duty is of Bangladesh to take her as a national.” …

Trump appointed commissioner calls on Pakistan to release Ahmadi bookseller

Religious Freedom Commissioner appointed by U.S. President Trump has called on Pakistan to release Ahmadi bookseller that has been behind bars for the past four years. Johnnie Moore, Commissioner of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), has called on Pakistan to immediately release Abdul Shakoor, an Ahmadiyya Muslim book seller. Pakistani authorities arrested Shakoor in December 2015 for selling an Ahmadiyya commentary on the Qur’an. In a statement issued on February 26, 2019, Commissioner Moore said: “I …

Mahershala Ali wins second Oscar

On Sunday night Mahershala Ali scooped up his second Academy Award to become the first Muslim actor to win multiple Oscars. Ali set the record after winning the award for his performance in the movie “Green Book”. During the acceptance speech, Ali dedicated his win to his grandmother and said: “I want to dedicate this to my grandmother, who has been in my ear my entire life,” he shared. “Telling me that if I first I don’t succeed, try, try …