Asma Jahangir calls on Nawaz to take notice of Safdar’s ‘unacceptable’ attack on Ahmadis

Human rights lawyer and activist Asma Jahangir on Tuesday demanded former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to take notice of retired Capt Muhammad Safdar's tirade against the persecuted Ahmadi community. On Tuesday, Safdar, who is the former prime minister's son-in-law and a member of the ruling PML-N, accused the faith group of acting against the [...]

2017-10-11T17:20:59+00:00October 11th, 2017|News, Pakistan|

Sharif’s son-in-law spews anti-Ahmedi hatred in the House

Says officials related to Ahmadiyya are ‘threat to Pakistan’s sovereignty, Constitution, ideology’ ‘An oath of Khatam-e-Nabuwwat should be compulsory for those in judiciary’ ISLAMABAD: In an apparent bid to shift the media focus from the recent gaffe through the federal government’s bill to amend the Khatam-e-Nabuwwat from the nomination papers, the son-in-law of former [...]

2017-10-11T17:15:48+00:00October 11th, 2017|News, Pakistan|

Minorities Worship Places Under Constant Attack In Pakistan

Victims urge the state to take effective measures and clear stance to make Pakistan inclusive Kashif Nawab, 40, is a regular church-goer in Yohanabad, a majority Christian neighborhood in Lahore. However, after a terrorist attack on two churches in March 2015, he feels himself insecure while going to Church every Sunday. “Though I live [...]

2017-09-28T06:07:59+00:00September 28th, 2017|News, Pakistan|

IHRC submission to UN HR Committee Regarding Examination of Pakistan

Submission to UN Human Rights Committee Regarding Examination of Pakistan under the ICCPR 120th Session 3-28 July 2017 By Atheist Ireland, the Evangelical Alliance of Ireland, And the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Ireland     Download PDF

2017-07-11T12:43:54+00:00July 11th, 2017|News, Pakistan|

Seven years on, perpetrators of attack on Ahmadi worship places still at large

LAHORE: Seven years have passed since two Ahmadi worship places were attacked in Lahore on May 28, 2010, but the masterminds and perpetrators of these attacks are still at large. In January this year, an anti-terrorism court had sentenced an accused to death and his accomplice to life imprisonment for the attack on Ahmadi worship [...]

2017-06-11T18:55:31+00:00May 30th, 2017|News, Pakistan|

Census source of fear and hope for minorities

RABWAH -  Marginalised, attacked and frequently hit by blasphemy charges, religious minorities are hoping the country's first census since 1998 will be a step towards greater political representation and rights. In the congested Youhanabad town of Lahore, the largest Christian neighbourhood in Pakistan, activist Sajid Christopher says his community looks forward to standing up [...]

2017-06-20T00:04:40+00:00May 23rd, 2017|News, Pakistan|

62-year-old member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Mr Basharat Ahmad killed because of his faith

On 3rd May 2017, another Ahmadi Muslim, Mr Basharat Ahmad from Khanpur, district Rahimyar Khan (Pakistan) was shot dead because of his faith. Mr Basharat Ahmad was on his way home from his petrol station, when unknown gunmen shot him at point blank range. He died on the spot. He was 62-year-old and has left his widow and 3 [...]

2017-06-11T12:43:02+00:00May 4th, 2017|Incident Report, Pakistan|

Female Ahmadi Muslim professor found murdered

A member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community — this time a woman, a retired assistant professor of molecular genetics at Punjab University — was found murdered in her house on 14th April 2017. Professor Tahira Malik was found dead at her residence on the premises of the university. Her throat had been slit. Officials from the local [...]

2017-06-11T12:42:27+00:00May 4th, 2017|Incident Report, Pakistan|

Another Ahmadi Muslim, Dr Ashfaq Ahmad victim of target killing in Lahore

Today, on 7th April an Ahmadi Muslim Doctor, Mr Ashfaq Ahmad was killed in Sabzazar, Lahore. He was on his way to offer Friday prayers with his grandson and another person. When his car slowed down, a person wearing a helmet approached him on his bike and shot him. He died on the spot. The other 2 persons [...]

2017-06-11T12:54:44+00:00April 7th, 2017|Incident Report, Pakistan, Press Release|