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Pakistani scholars’ statement condemns Atif Mian’s removal over ‘private faith’

Pakistani scholars, professionals and citizens wrote an open statement “to register disappointment at the recent forced resignation of Dr Atif Mian from the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) of Pakistan” and to condemn “a long history of systematic discrimination against Pakistan’s [...]

A New Pakistan Government, a New Way to Persecute Ahmadis

The PTI government picked Atif Mian as an economic adviser — then dropped him once his faith became an issue. On Friday, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government asked economist Atif R. Mian to step down from the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) [...]

Angry Pakistani Mob Torches the Mosque of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) – A spokesman for Pakistan’s minority Ahmadi sect says a mob of Sunni Muslims have torched the group’s place of worship. Thursday’s assault in a village near the eastern city of Faisalabad in Punjab province is the [...]

British MP challenges PM-in-Waiting of Pakistan to end religious persecution

THE Prime Minister-in-Waiting of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has been challenged to end the persecution of religious minorities. The challenge came from a British MP addressing a gathering of 35,000 Ahmadiyya Muslims, in Hampshire, last weekend. The Liberal Democrat MP [...]

At Gathering of 37,000 Ahmadi Muslims, USCIRF Commissioner Johnnie Moore Vows to Make Religious Freedom in Pakistan a Priority

At Gathering of 37,000 Ahmadi Muslims, USCIRF Commissioner Johnnie Moore Vows to Make Religious Freedom in Pakistan a Priority Commissioner Moore also formally adopts religious prisoner of conscience Abdul Shakoor WASHINGTON, DC – Commissioner Johnnie Moore, of the United States [...]

Pak’s descent into violence rooted in its intolerance to religious diversity: US Congressmen

Pakistan has failed to arrest the country’s descent into violence mainly due to its intolerance to religious diversity, two top US lawmakers have said, expressing concern over the continued disenfranchisement of the Ahmadi Muslims. In the face of the apartheid-like [...]

The venomous ideology of religious intolerance

Secular liberals need to denounce the persecution of the religious by the religious, says Farhad Ahmad, a British Imam I came to Britain as a child when my Ahmadi Muslim parents fled persecution in Pakistan. The hatred of Ahmadis [...]

Pakistan must repeal discriminatory measures leading to persecution of Ahmadis, say UN experts

GENEVA (25 July 2018) – The Government of Pakistan must repeal discriminatory provisions in its electoral law which is leading to members of the Ahmadiyya minority being persecuted and targeted in violent attacks, say two UN human rights experts*. [...]

The town that doesn’t vote: Pakistan’s Ahmadis say forced to abstain

RABWAH, Pakistan (Reuters) – There are no campaign posters in the Pakistani town of Rabwah, and no election rallies on its streets. Though they could be an influential bloc in a key electoral battleground, nearly 90 percent of its [...]

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