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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 of the majority and minority communities, the Hindu community and the Muslim community, because even as […]

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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 to the general election on 25 July. “We are standing with Article 295c and will defend […]

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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 finality of prophet-hood pass unnoticed. Reinforcing the judiciary’s position whereby the latter chose not to stand […]

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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 that “the government should drop discriminatory provisions in the electoral law that effectively exclude Ahmedis because […]

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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 June. One of the perpetrators placed a gun to the head of his wife, taking her […]

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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. The government should drop discriminatory provisions in the electoral law that effectively exclude Ahmadis because of […]

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British Parliament reproves of Pakistan’s treatment of religious minorities

Pakistan’s treatment of its religious minorities has been sharply criticized by the British parliamentarians. British parliamentarians called on Pakistan to protect the religious minorities while safeguarding their fundamental rights. The UK Parliamentarians while taking part in a debate in the House of Commons; voiced concerns about persecution of religious minorities in Pakistan. They also highlighted […]

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A night of trouble in Sialkot

The act of preserving historic buildings owned by Ahmadis was checked by the local clerics of Sialkot, who oddly absolve themselves from the incident by stating, “All is well that ends well” One of the oldest localities of Sialkot, Kashmiri Mohalla, was a sorry sight on the eve of May 24. A mob of about […]

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UK Parliament criticises Pakistan’s minorities record

London: British parliamentarians have called on Pakistan to protect the fundamental rights of the minorities. Taking part in a debate, in the House of Commons, the parliamentarians expressed deep concern about the persecution of the minority Ahmadiya community in Pakistan, Algeria and other countries. The debate also focused on the impact of hate preachers across […]

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