Retired Pakistan Air Force official gunned down for being Ahmadi

Retired Pakistan Air Force official gunned down for being Ahmadi

An ex-serviceman of Pakistan Air Force from the minority Ahmadiyya community has been gunned down outside his house by unidentified gunmen in Punjab province, the latest targeted attack on the minority religious group facing persecution in the country.

The incident took place in Kamra, Attock district, around 64 kilometres north of the capital Islamabad on Wednesday, a spokesman for the community said.

latif_aslam_butt_ahmadiyya_kamra_attockThe 62-year-old ex-serviceman, Latif Aalam Butt, was returning home from his stationery store yesterday when unidentified attackers fired at him outside his house in Kamra town of Attock district, killing him on the spot, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Pakistan’s spokesperson Saleem ud Din said.

Din added:

“The incident represented a continuation of religiously motivated violence against Ahmadis. Ahmadis are constantly on the receiving end of vicious threats and edicts of death. They are told that unless they turn away from their beliefs they will face persecution,”

He demanded that the government should ban distribution of hate materials against Ahmadiyyas to stop such incidents.

Local police also confirmed the incident, adding that Butt was 62.

“The victim’s son filed an application here at the police station today,” local police official Qasim Ali told news agency AFP.

“According to his son’s account, the victim owned a stationery shop in Saddar market and was returning home from his shop during the incident.”

Last month, a 50-year-old doctor from the minority community was gunned down at his clinic in Pakistan’s Sindh province.

Ahmadis are among the most persecuted minorities in Pakistan. They consider themselves Muslim but were declared non-Muslims through a constitutional amendment in 1974. A decade later, they were barred from proselytising or identifying themselves as Muslims.

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  1. ‘Surely, to Allah we belong and to Him shall we return.’
    [2:157] ہم یقیناً اللہ ہی کے ہیں اور ہم یقیناً اسی کی طرف لوٹ کر جانے والے ہیں۔
    All of us have to pass from this temporary abode. But what a beautiful and blessed passing away. For them Allah tells us that:
    “Think not of those, who have been slain in the cause of Allah, as dead. Nay, they are living, in the presence of their Lord, and are granted gifts from Him,
    [3:170] اور جو لوگ اللہ کی راہ میں قتل کئے گئے اُن کو ہرگز مُردے گمان نہ کر بلکہ (وہ تو) زندہ ہیں (اور) انہیں ان کے ربّ “کے ہاں رزق عطا کیا جا رہا ہے
    As for those who perpetrate to this heinous crime Allah has warned that they are hell bound. Following verse is reference:
    “And whoso kills a believer intentionally, his reward shall be Hell wherein he shall abide. And Allah will be wroth with him and will curse him and will prepare for him a great punishment.
    [4:94] اور جو جان بوجھ کر کسی مومن کو قتل کرے تو اس کی جزا جہنّم ہے۔ وہ اس میں بہت لمبا عرصہ رہنے والا ہے۔ اور اللہ اس پر غضبناک ہوا اور اس پر لعنت کی، اور اس نے اس کے لئے بہت بڑا عذاب تیار کر رکھا ہے۔
    Again in another verse Allah says:
    “On account of this, We prescribed for the children of Israel that whosoever killed a person — unless it be for killing a person or for creating disorder in the land — it shall be as if he had killed all mankind; and whoso gave life to one, it shall be as if he had given life to all mankind. And Our Messengers came to them with clear Signs, yet even after that, many of them commit excesses in the land.
    [5:33] اسی بِنا پر ہم نے بنی اسرائیل پر یہ فرض کر دیا کہ جس نے بھی کسی ایسے نفس کو قتل کیا جس نے کسی دوسرے کی جان نہ لی ہو یا زمین میں فساد نہ پھیلایا ہو تو گویا اس نے تمام انسانوں کو قتل کر دیا۔ اور جس نے اُسے زندہ رکھا تو گویا اس نے تمام انسانوں کو زندہ کردیا اور یقیناً ان کے پاس ہمارے رسول کھلے کھلے نشانات لے کر آ چکے ہیں پھر اس کے بعد بھی ان میں سے کثیر لوگ زمین میں حدسے تجاوز کرتے ہیں۔
    Obviously, the perpetrators and more so their endorsers are warned by Allah (swt) that they will be under Allah’s wroth and curse and that severe punishments awaits them.
    Hadhrat Muhammad (saw) prophesied that in later days there will be many from his Ummat who will follow in footsteps of Bani Israel. And Bani Israel opposed Allah’s prophets and thus fell under Allah’s wrath. Unfortunately, some in Ummate Muhammadiya are doing the same by opposing Hadhrat Maseeh Maood (as) and his Jamaat. Others have sided themselves with such people by remaining silent. That is why they are also under Allah’s wrath, but they are not returning from this path of destruction. Alas; they do not ponder why Allah has left them. Ever since they passed anti Ahmadyya laws, every other day is worse for them.
    May Allah guide them so that they do Tauba before complete destruction.

  2. It is very sad news every month they kill some body belong to Ahmadiyya community I can pray to Allah o my Lord protect Ahmadiyya community specially in Pakistan and punish these extremist mullah and destroyed there family’s it is very very sad God bless Ahmadiyya community ameen