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Christian Man Accused Of Sending Blasphemous Text Messages Sentenced To Death

A trial court in Lahore has sentenced a 37-year-old Christian man to death for sending blasphemous text messages in 2013. “Asif Pervaiz, 37, a Christian man accused of sending blasphemous text messages in 2013, has been sentenced to death for “blasphemy” by a court in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, his lawyer says,” tweeted […]

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Ahmadi man, sons booked over Eid sacrifice in Toba Tek Singh

Pakistan/TOBA TEK SINGH: Pirmahal police on Sunday registered a case against three men belonging to the Ahmadi community on the complaint of a religious seminary official over violation of a supposed ban on them following Islamic practices. In his first information report, Mufti Abid Fareed, the administrator of the Jamia Umer Farooq seminary, stated that […]

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Pakistan’s persecution of Ahmadi Muslims must end

Pakistan’s birth on Aug. 14, 1947 offered hope of a new country with new opportunities and new freedoms. That was the vision of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who as Pakistan’s founding father had rallied for a state where all would be free to believe in any faith or indeed in no faith at all. The country […]

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Why do Ahmadis Muslims in Pakistan not have a vote?

In many countries around the world, religious minorities face discrimination, marginalisation and violence. On the anniversary of Pakistan’s Independence, Siobhain McDonagh MP, Chair of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, highlights how Ahmadi Muslims are being relentlessly harassed, murdered on grounds of faith and denied civil rights such as the right […]

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Ahmadi Muslim Shopkeeper Shot Dead in Peshawar

At 9.00pm on Wednesday 12 August 2020, Mr Meraj Ahmad, an Ahmadi Muslim resident of Peshawar, Pakistan was shot dead in a religiously motivated attack by unidentified assassins. He was closing his medical store when the murder took place. 61 year old Meraj Ahmad was a well-known Ahmadi Muslim and had been the target of […]

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Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan facing persecution, says report

 A 168-page report by UK-based All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Ahmadi Muslim Community has revealed details about the discrimination Ahmadi community has been facing in Pakistan, an Islamic Republic country. Published recently, the report titled “Suffocation of the Faithful – the persecution of Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan and the rise of International Extremism” categorically […]

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All Party Parliamentary Group asks Pakistan to stop persecution of Ahmadis

A detailed report by the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community speaks of targeted attacks on the non-Muslim community with particular emphasis on Pakistan. Ahmadi Muslims, who played a pivotal role in the creation of Pakistan, are facing severe persecution by the Pakistani government. This culminated in the events of 1974, when […]

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Asad Shah: Murder of Southside shopkeeper hailed by religious fanatics

THE murder of a Southside shopkeeper by a “religious fanatic” has been hailed by extremists, a report has declared. An All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has warned zealouts have turned the killer of Asad Shah into a “hero”. The report, published by a cross-party group of MPs including Glasgow Central’s Alison […]

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What we talk about when we talk about May 28

Nobody told Ahmed. He told himself: survival lies in silence. He was only fifteen years old when he taught himself this lesson but it isn’t necessarily clear how quickly the realisation took to sink in. Perhaps it happened in a moment, or hours, or days after what happened. The exact timing doesn’t matter though—just that […]

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Pakistan’s ‘Islamophobia’ problem

Imran Khan has dedicated much energy to the plight of Muslims around the world. Now, his government has finally decided to pay heed to the suffering of its own religious minorities, by putting together a long-planned commission last month. Days after the commission was formed, it was decided to exclude Ahmadis from it. Since coming to power […]

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