82 Year-Old Ahmadi Muslim Shot Dead in Peshawar

  • Another innocent Ahmadi Muslim murdered on grounds of faith 
  • This is part of an ongoing hate campaign against Ahmadi Muslims 
  • Peshawar has seen a rise of anti-Ahmadi activity and the  
  • Government has repeatedly failed to stop the violence and protect its Ahmadi Muslim citizens
Another Ahmadi martyred and Pakistani government turns blind-eye yet again  - Al Hakam
Mr. Mahboob Khan

On Sunday 8 November 2020, 82-year-old Mr. Mahboob Khan, an Ahmadi Muslim  resident of Peshawar, was shot at close range while waiting at the bus stop on his  way home from visiting his daughter. 

Mr. Khan, a retired public servant, was killed when an unknown assailant fired towards his head. He had been facing previous persecution for his faith. His murder is now the fourth incident of such  nature in Peshawar against members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the past four  months. He leaves behind a 70-year-old widow, two sons, and two daughters.  

Mr. Saleem-ud-Din, spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Pakistan, strongly  condemned the incident and has called on the Government of Pakistan to take decisive action. He went  on to say that there has been a significant rise in hate against Ahmadi Muslims in recent months  and that the ‘sense of insecurity and fear’ has increased at an alarming rate. 

Ahmadi Muslims are targeted by anti-Ahmadi laws in Pakistan that prescribe three years imprisonment  (or death under the blasphemy laws), for an Ahmadi Muslim call themselves Muslims or to refer to their  faith as Islam. This is a stark denial of human rights. 

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