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Woman and two children killed by mob in riots

A woman, a child and a baby have died in Pakistan during riots over an allegedly blasphemous Facebook post. Their home was one of several set on fire in the city of Gujranwala on Sunday and another woman miscarried [...]

Pakistan mob kills woman, girls, over “blasphemous” Facebook post

A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities. [...]

American doctor killed in Pakistan amid wave of violence aimed at Ahmadi Muslims

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An American doctor was shot and killed in eastern Pakistan on Monday, in what appeared to be the latest attack targeting Ahmadi Muslims and other religious minorities here. Mehdi Ali Qamar, a cardiologist who practices in [...]

U.S. Doctor Is Killed by Gunman in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan — An American doctor volunteering at a hospital in eastern Pakistan was shot to death on Monday in front of his wife and 3-year-old son in the latest attack on a follower of the minority Ahmadi faith [...]

Ahmadi Doctor Shot at Rabwah

U.S.-based Mehdi Ali Qamar was visiting Pakistan to do volunteer work at the Tahir Heart Institute. Gunmen shot dead a doctor from the Ahmadi community on Monday, officials said, the latest attack on the besieged group. Mehdi Ali Qamar, [...]

US-based Ahmadi doctor shot dead in Punjab

LAHORE: Gunmen shot dead a doctor from the minority Ahmadi community on Monday in Chenab Nagar town in Punjab province, officials said, the latest attack on the beleaguered group. Mehdi Ali, a 50-year-old heart surgeon normally based in the [...]

Three years on, no justice for 86 dead Ahmadis

“It seems like time has stopped. I never thought I would bury my grandson, the same child who held my fingers as a toddler and learnt to walk,” said Nizam*. An elderly gentleman, Nizam survived one of the deadliest [...]

Pakistan’s Ahmadis Face Rising Persecution, Violence

One of the many religious minorities whose plight is documented in the latest U.S. State Department report on religious freedom is the Ahmadiyya community, or the Ahmadis. The Ahmadis consider themselves Muslim, but that is a view rejected by [...]

Persecution of Ahmadis during the month of January 2013

A joint swoop on an Ahmadi printing press in Lahore by a team of mullas and the police: The Punjab Police raided a printing press Black Arrows, owned by an Ahmadi, at 6 p.m. on January 7, 2013. They [...]

Over 100 Ahmadi graves desecrated in Lahore

LAHORE: Over 100 tombstones were desecrated by unidentified men at an Ahmadi graveyard in the Model Town area of Lahore early Monday morning. Eyewitnesses said 12 to 15 masked men, carrying weapons and excavation tools, had entered the graveyard in [...]

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