T.I. College Rabwah marks Kashmir Day with solidarity walk and speeches

On February 5th staff and and students of Government Taleem-ul-Islam College gathered together to express solidarity and support with people of Kashmir. The day was marked with gather to mark annual Kashmir Day with speeches and call for unity. The day was marked with speeches where speakers called for united Kashmir and expressed concern over human rights violations by Indian forces in the disputed region. Speaking at the event, Principal Syed Zia Hasnain Shah said: “Pressure and torture tactics cannot …

Israel shares short video on Ahmadis in Israel

On Wednesday Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs shared a short documentary on the Ahmadiyya Muslims of Israel. The 2-minute video clip was shared by the Ministry’s Arabic twitter handle which caters to Arabic speaking audience. Sharing the video the Ministry said: The Ahmadiyya community in Israel is well known, most of whose members are concentrated in the Kababir neighborhood of Haifa, the Ahmadis believe that Islam is the religion of love and peace and that the Qur’an prohibits violence and …

American doctors volunteer at Pakistani Hospital for Thanksgiving

A Team of American health care professionals lead by two doctors have shared their experience of volunteering at a hospital in Pakistan. The cardiac team spent nine days from their holiday time to volunteer at the Tahir Heart Institute in Rabwah, Pakistan. The team helped perform 13 hearts operations, including two minimally invasive valve replacements, which were the first surgeries of that kind done in the country. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center helped with travel expenses, and Humanity First Pakistan …

Ahmadis donate an additional Rs 2.8 million to Pakistan’s dam fund

Ahmadis from Australia have donated an additional Rs 2.8 million to Pakistan’s dam fund. Previously a donation of Rs 1.9 million was made to the same fund by American Ahmadis. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Australia made the contribution after Pakistan’s newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan made a plea for funds. President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Australia, Imam Inamul Haq Kauser presented the donation check to Pakistan’s Defense Advisor to Australia, Brigadier Muhammad Asim Khan and Counsellor Aamer Ahmed Atozai. Ahmadiyya …

Pulitzer Center’s student fellows share their experience of reporting on Pakistan’s Ahmadis

On October 27, Pulitzer Center’s three student fellows presented their reporting project on Pakistan’s Ahmadis as part of the annual fellows weekend in Washington, D.C. The trio who are currently enrolled at the Northwestern University in Qatar were selected by the acclaimed Pulitzer Center as student fellows back in May. Ayilah Chaudhary, Isabella Palma-Lopez, and Amna Al-Baker shared their experiences of traveling to Pakistan, and revealed the challenges they had to face in order to report on the human rights …

Nobel Prize-Winning Economists criticize ‘forced resignation’ of Atif Mian

Pakistan’s decision to let go of a top economist for his religious beliefs has been heavily criticized by world’s top economists. On September 11, Professor Dani Rodrisk of the Harvard Kennedy School and Professor Timur Kuran of Duke University published a statement criticizing Pakistan’s removal of Atif Mian from the EAC. The statement has garnered the attention of world economists and has been endorsed by 93 economists which include 8 Nobel laureates. Nobel winners who signed the statement include Peter …

Mob attacks Ahmadi Mosque in Faisalabad

A Pakistani mob attacked an Ahmadi Mosque in Ghaseet Pura, Faisalabad on Thursday evening, during the clash two Ahmadis were injured. According to the Police report the mob attack occurred around 7PM Thursday evening, allegedly due to a dispute between Ahmadi & Sunni teenagers over a cockfight. Police claimed that the dispute escalated when some individuals opened fire, six people including two Ahmadis were injured as a result. The mob then went down to the local Ahmadi Mosque and started …

Pakistan to open border for Sikh celebrations

Pakistan will allow visa free access to Sikh pilgrims during next year’s Guru Nanak Gurpurab, the claim was made by Indian politician Navjot Singh Sidhu who is currently visiting Pakistan. Sidhu made the claim while speaking to reporters after the swearing-in ceremony of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. Sidhu said that he met the Pakistani Army Chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the swearing-in ceremony and during his brief meeting, the Military Chief told him of Pakistan Army’s plans to …

British MP Sir Edward Davey challenges Imran Khan

 British MP and former cabinet minister Sir Ed Davey has challenged Pakistan’s newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan to reform the country’s discriminatory law against religious minorities. He made the remarks while speaking at Jalsa Salana, the annual Ahmadiyya convention in UK. Speaking at the convention, Sir Edward said: “My final message is a challenge to the new prime minister of Pakistan….Prime Minister Imran Khan. You now have huge responsibilities, you now have a chance to reduce and end …

In Pakistan’s elections, minorities face daunting challenge

As Pakistan heads into parliamentary elections this week, the country’s minorities are looking for better representation and a voice that will speak up for them in what rights groups warn is in an increasingly intolerant atmosphere in this Muslim-majority nation. It’s an uphill struggle for Pakistani Christians, Sikhs, Ahmadis and others. Minority religions make up just 4 percent of Pakistan’s 200 million people; Shiites account for about 15 to 20 percent of the Muslim population. The country’s complicated electoral system …

Pakistan’s Royal Rajputs, the Hindu rulers of Amarkot Estate

With a saffron turban on his head and Tika on his forehead Rana Hamir Singh is of the last remaining Hindu rulers of Sindh. He was crowned ‘Rana Saheb’ in 2009 after the passing of his father Rana Chandra Singh. The Rana’s ruled what was once the kingdom of Amarkot. However all is not lost, 61-year-old Rana Hamir Singh still oversees the vast Umerkot Estate which is spread over 22000 sq k.m. in Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh. The jagir …

Reham Khan questions PTI’s use of religion

Imran Khan’s alleged ‘Sajda’ and his consequent defense of religion being a private matter has prompted questions from many including his ex-wife Reham Khan. Reham claimed that if according to Khan and his supporters religion was a private matter then why have they frequently used religion to advance their political goals. In a tweet Reham said: If you think religion is a personal thing then why do you use footage of praying pilgrimage & Islamic references in speeches? Why did …