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PAKISTAN: Threats against Ahmadiyya Community on the Rise

Open letter to Honorable Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Foreign Minister of Pakistan Vienna/Islamabad, 03.02.2018 (FOREF) – With great concern FOREF Europe has been observing the increasing rate of violations against fundamental freedoms in Pakistan. Threats against religious freedom have sparked accross [...]

Report: ‘Thousands of Christians, Ahmadis, and Hindus’ Fleeing Pakistan to Survive

Christians and other minorities in Pakistan are bolting away from the predominantly Muslim nation by the “thousands” as Islamabad ignores harassment at the hands of Islamic extremists, reports Asia Times. “Thousands of Christians, Ahmadis, and Hindus are fleeing as the [...]

Minorities packing their bags as religious freedom plunges in Pakistan

Thousands of Christians, Ahmadis and Hindus are fleeing as the government turns a blind eye to Islamic groups’ harassment of other faiths and beliefs; even atheists have now gone quiet Pakistan has been put on a US watch list [...]

Shunned by Pakistan’s Muslims, Ahmadis Find Refuge in a City of Their Own

RABWAH, Pakistan — The guard inched open the metal gate of the giant mosque compound, cast a wary glance at the empty street and with a cagey wave of his hand said, “Come in.” It was a Tuesday afternoon [...]

The persecution of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

By Peter Murray, Pakistan Coordinator AIUK For the five million Ahmadis in the world, religious persecution has been particularly severe and systematic in Pakistan, which is the only state to have officially declared that Ahmadis are non-Muslims.  Persecution and hate-related incidents are [...]

Teacher allegedly terminated for being Ahmadi approaches high court

The Lahore High Court issued on Monday a notice to the Punjab secretary of the school education department on a petition by a teacher allegedly terminated for being an Ahmadi. Shaukat Rauf contended that he had been terminated without [...]

Victory of radical political group in Pakistani elections dashes hope for blasphemy law reform

The chances of reforming Pakistan’s blasphemy laws were reduced after a newly launched politico-religious group secured a significant amount of votes in a recent by-election. According to UCA News, the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP), known for its hardline stance in support [...]

Original Khatam-e-Nabuwwat declaration restored as Elections (Amendment) Bill 2017 passed in NA

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The National Assembly on Thursday unanimously approved revival of the 7-B and 7-C clauses of the amended election bill, relating to Khatam-e-Nabuwwat in their original forms. The Elections (Amendment) Bill 2017 was presented by Law [...]

NA passes Elections (Amendment) Bill 2017 to ‘strengthen’ Khatm-i-Nabuwwat clauses

The National Assembly on Thursday evening passed the Elections (Amendment) Bill 2017 to restore Khatm-i-Nabuwwat laws to their original form and make sections relating to it “more effective.” The bill was tabled by Law Minister Zahid Hamid, who assured [...]

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