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Separate voter list for Ahmadis, community to boycott Pakistan General elections

Ahmadiyya community in Pakistan is all set to boycott the Pakistan General elections. The boycott is mainly being done to protest the separate voter list for the community. Lahore: Ahmadiyya community in Pakistan will boycott the July 25 general [...]

Pakistan: Ahmadi Muslims won’t vote on 25th – spokesperson

LAHORE: Spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Pakistan Saleem-ud-Din has dissociated the community from the upcoming general elections. He said though the elections are ostensibly being held under a joint electoral system, there is, however, a separate voter [...]

We have turned a blind eye to extremism against the British Ahmadi Muslim community

A web of extremism percolates outwards from Pakistan into communities in the UK. Last month I presented to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Ahmadiyya Muslim communities, and the discrimination that many Ahmadis experience in terms of both anti-Muslim prejudice and intra-Muslim bigotry. [...]

Ahmadi Muslims effectively barred from voting in Pakistan

Pakistan: Ahmaddiya Community announces disassociation from the General Elections 2018.  A separate voter list prepared for the Ahmadi Muslims based on religious differences is the worst example of biased discrimination. Our press release  

Ahmadis in Pakistan’s electoral paradigm

The modern state system does not support any official religion in an independent state. Religious beliefs and faith are the concern of citizens. “We should begin to work in that spirit and in course of time all these angularities [...]

Imran Khan criticised for defence of Pakistan blasphemy laws

PTI leader accused of using blasphemy issue to win backing of religious right Imran Khan has been accused of risking bloodshed for electoral gain after the former cricketer-turned-politician offered a full-throated defence of Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws in the run-up [...]

No relief for Ahmadis

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) holds Parliament collectively responsible for the amendment to the oath of Khatam-e-Nabuwwat in the Election Act 2017. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui effectively reprimanded each and every lawmaker who let the ‘clerical error’ regarding the [...]

HRW urges Pakistan to repeal discriminatory laws against Ahmedis

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday urged the government to immediately act to allow the full and equal participation of members of the Ahmadiyya religious community in the general elections scheduled for July 25, 2018. HRW, in a statement issued, said [...]

Qazi Muhammed Shoban was killed on religious grounds in Lahore, Pakistan.

On 25 June 2018, Mr Qazi Muhammed Shoban was murdered in the area of Nishtar Colony, Lahore on religious grounds. According to local reports, two people wearing masks entered the house of Mr Shoban on the night of 25th [...]

Pakistan: Ensure Ahmadi Voting Rights

Repeal Discriminatory Laws Against Religious Community (New York) – The Pakistani government should immediately act to allow the full and equal participation of members of the Ahmadiyya religious community in the general elections scheduled for July 25, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. [...]

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