Pakistan: Electronic media downplay mob attack on Ahmadi centre

Pakistan: Electronic media downplay mob attack on Ahmadi centre

This is not the first time that all the TV channels irrespective of their policies or operational styles exercised restraint from covering a sensitive issue.

ISLAMABAD: The mob attack on a worship place of the Ahmadi community in Chakwal on Monday was downplayed by the electronic media due to a self-restraint as well as apprehensions of strict monitoring by the regulator.

The only coverage of the incident by the electronic media was through the display of tickers.

Though the mob grew and became violent, occupying the Ahmadi place of worship, most of the channels claimed that they sensed the sensitivity of the matter and observed self-restraint.

“The electronic media is becoming mature enough to shift from popular journalism to responsible journalism,” said Iftikhar Sheerazi, the Islamabad’s bureau chief at DawnNews. “Primarily, it is our duty, not Pemra’s, to judge the sensitivity of the news.”

This is not the first time that all the TV channels irrespective of their policies or operational styles exercised restraint from covering a sensitive issue.

“Last time, a similar responsible attitude was witnessed after violence broke out in Rawalpindi during the Ashura procession in 2013,” said Aun Sahi, Islamabad’s bureau chief at Channel 24.

He said any news coverage that could trigger a spiral effect should be placed at the low priority.

Meanwhile, a senior official of another new channel requesting anonymity said religious sentiments were a serious issue and airing anything sensitive on Rabiul Awwal 12 (Monday) could have been catastrophic.

“There were rallies and other activities on the streets. The main procession in Rawalpindi passed through an Ahmadi community centre on Murree Road. Simple news about the Chakwal incident could have triggered random riots across the country,” said the official.

However, some channels displayed tickers stating there was a clash between two groups in the Chakwal area.

“First we filed tickers about skirmishes between the participants of 12 Rabiul Awwal procession and the followers of the Ahmadi community from their centre,” said the official. “But the head office directed us that the tickers should not be specific or sensational.”

This created suspicion that Pemra might have asked the head offices of news channels to censor the news of the attack.

However, Pemra spokesman Mohammad Tahir denied that the authority had directed any channel to exercise restraint over the coverage of the Chakwal incident.

“Though it was a public holiday and the Pemra office was closed, our monitoring continued. Like emergency plans in all the sectors, we have SOPs and if any channel overplayed or sensationalised any incident or news, we do intervene,” he added.

A senior official of Pemra told Dawn that one or two channels did play strong tickers but they were called immediately and the focus remained on the Eid Milad processions and activities.

Shakeel Anjum, the president of the National Press Club, said the restraint by the electronic media was a positive sign.

But he cautioned that such practice should not be adopted as a tradition to censor news.

“Any news is restricted if it is feared that its widespread coverage can create a law and order situation.”

However, he said in routine news about mob attacks on any place of worship or public installation should not be restricted.

Published in Dawn, December 14th, 2016
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Misbahul Haq confident of changing history in Australia

Misbahul Haq confident of changing history in Australia

MELBOURNE: The Pakistan team, six years in the making and armed with insider knowledge from coach Mickey Arthur, are poised to make history in Australia, veteran skipper Misbahul Haq said Wednesday.

Misbah, who exerts a calming influence on the mercurial Pakistanis, believes the side has developed into one that can finally deliver a series win after 11 fruitless tours to Australia.

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Pakistan have won only four of their 32 Tests Down Under and have lost their last nine Tests since their last victory in Sydney in 1995.

No team from the sub-continent has won a Test series in Australia, further underlining the massive undertaking.

But Misbah, who scored just 76 runs in four innings in his only tour to Australia in 2009-10, is confident the tourists can turn things around against Steve Smith’s men, who are themselves emerging from a recent losing five-Test run.

“We took almost six years to develop this team and that team showed a lot to the world when we played in England and in ‘home’ conditions in Dubai and Abu Dhabi,” he told reporters ahead of Thursday’s day-night Test at Brisbane’s Gabba.

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“So we have a lot of faith and confidence behind that. These players are experienced enough and they have the belief that they can do it.

“We’ve had some unbelievable successes in the past. I think those victories and those performances always give you confidence, even in Australia,” Misbah said.

“No doubt the conditions are tough but once you have confidence and belief I think you can change the history.”

Much of Pakistan’s confidence flows from the insights coach Arthur has on the Australians after his time as their national coach up to his sacking ahead of the 2013 Ashes series in England.

“He knows the ins and outs of most of the players, he knows their strengths and weaknesses,” the captain said.

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“That’s always helpful when you have that sort of inside information about the opposition. We feel we have that sort of advantage and he’s giving his input to the players how we need to go about the business. That can really help us in making our strategies.”

No one has beaten Australia at their Gabba fortress since the West Indies in 1988, but the unique challenge of the first pink-ball Test under lights at the ground makes Pakistan’s chances difficult to assess.

“It is not only the Gabba conditions but also the pink ball, day-night Test match,” said Misbah, who at 42 is the oldest current Test player.

“The players are not that much familiar with the pink ball and these conditions. That could be a challenge, especially under lights. It’s always a challenge when you come to play in Australia because these conditions are totally different from the rest of the world, a bit more bounce and pace here.”

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He continued: “You need some time to get used to these conditions, especially if you are playing under lights and using the pink ball. That could be a little bit tricky, especially for the batsmen.”

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah is looking to make an impact with the extra bounce from the Gabba pitch.

“He’s a wonderful bowler, he proved himself not only in the UAE but also in England,” Misbah said. “Shane Warne was very successful in Australian conditions because of the bounce he gets from these wickets.”

He added: “We believe he (Yasir) is the kind of bowler who can make his impact especially in Australia where bounce can play a big role during the series.”

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Australia may unleash an all-pace attack against Pakistan for the series-opening day-night test in Brisbane, home captain Steve Smith said.

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Smith expects fast bowler Jackson Bird, recalled for the last test against South Africa, to hold his place in the 11, meaning debutant paceman Chadd Sayers could edge out spinner Nathan Lyon for the match starting at the Gabba on Thursday.

“We want to have another look at the wicket today… to determine how much grass is on the wicket and things like that,” Smith told reporters in Brisbane at the pre-match media conference on Wednesday. “Jackson will probably play, he played the last game and played pretty well so I dare say he will play.”

The Gabba wicket, which traditionally offers pace and bounce, had a layer of grass on the eve of the venue’s first day-night test. Cloudy conditions are also forecast at the end of the week which could make the pink ball swing as both sides hope to eke out an early advantage in the three-test series. Curator Kevin Mitchell suggested the match might not last the full five days if the weather was humid.

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“It’s not beyond the realms of possibility,” he told reporters. Lyon took four wickets to help a re-jigged Australia side beat the Proteas in the day-night match in Adelaide, a return to form for the off-spinner after he struggled in defeats at Perth and Hobart as South Africa claimed a 2-1 series win.

Pakistan’s batsmen took Lyon apart in a 2-0 series loss for Australia in the United Arab Emirates two years ago but the spinner has an excellent record in Brisbane and has not missed a test there since his debut in 2011.

“So I’ll leave you guys to write that, that there’s going to be four quicks and stuff,” Lyon said earlier in the week. “I’m confident of playing, I’ll put it that way.”

Australia have not lost a test at the Gabba since 1988 when they were beaten by Viv Richards’ West Indies.

Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz come to blows during training

Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz come to blows during training

KARACHI: The Pakistan’s team management is likely to take action against fast-bowler Wahab Riaz and leg-spinner Yasir Shah after the teammates were involved in a scuffle during a practice session in Brisbane on Wednesday.

According to a PCB official, the duo came to blows following an argument while playing football on the eve of the opening Test against Australia starting from Thursday.
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“Nothing major happened but that is a disciplinary breach,” the official told The Express Tribune. “The team management may take action against the two players after hearing from them.”
Pakistan players have a history of altercations during international tours with the brawl between former fast-bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Muhammad Asif in Johannesburg in 2007 ICC World Twenty20 being the most infamous one.

The two were involved in a dressing-room spat which resulted in Asif being struck by a bat on his left thigh. Akhtar was later sent home over the disciplinary breach.

However, later, both players buried the hatchet by posting a picture together from Yasir’s twitter account.

USA: Ahmadiyya Muslim Imam joins interfaith leaders at Thanksgiving event in Claremont, California

USA: Ahmadiyya Muslim Imam joins interfaith leaders at Thanksgiving event in Claremont, California

A youth group from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community sang a song in Urdu language, which was translated and printed in English for the audience.

Imam Mohammed Zafarullah Hanjra represented the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s Baitul Hameed Mosque in Chino, CA, at an interfaith Thanksgiving event held on Wed., Nov. 23rd at 7pm in Claremont.

Other spiritual traditions were represented by faith leaders from the Jewish, Christian and Native American communities. The program was sponsored by the Claremont Interfaith Council (CIC) and hosted by the Claremont Presbyterian Church.

Following a welcome address and reading of the CIC’s “Statement of Understanding” by CIC president Rev. Lara Martin, Claremont Presbyterian’s Rev. Krista Wuertz led an audience-participation prayer entitled “A Litany of Thanksgiving” that highlighted the many reasons and blessings we have to be thankful to God for in our daily lives.

This was followed by a Native American Prayer song led by Alfonso Villanueva, a Purepecha Elder, Chief Tony Cerda, Costanoan Rumsen, and Trevor Thomson, a Yurok Elder.
A Thanksgiving Proclamation, read by Claremont Mayor pro-tem Larry Schroeder, was followed by readings on the topic of “Thankfulness to God” from the sacred texts of the three Semitic religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Cantor Paul Buch read in Hebrew from the Torah, Rev. George Silides read Luke 12:16-31 from the New Testament, and Imam Zafarullah from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s Baitul Hameed Mosque in Chino read 14:8 and 46:16 from the Holy Quran.

Imam Zafarullah also quoted a saying (hadith) of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) that stated: “If one is not grateful to people, one cannot be grateful to God.”

The Imam closed his remarks by saying that God instructs us to be ever-thankful to God for our blessings because all of our blessings ultimately come from God.

A youth group from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community sang a song in Urdu language, which was translated and printed in English for the audience.

More sacred readings were read out by Rev. Jan Chase from Unity Church in Pomona and by a representative of the Mormon LDS Church. A combined Church choir then presented “A Song of Thanks to the Lord” followed by “A Thanksgiving Message” from Rev. Joel Fairley from Claremont’s First Baptist Church.

The Rev. Mark Wiley from Claremont’s United Methodist Church then delivered a Thanksgiving Prayer.

The event was concluded with a collection of a Thanksgiving Offering and its blessing by Rev. Dong-woo Lee, followed by a congregational song entitled “The Right Hand of God.”

— USA: Ahmadiyya Muslim Imam joins interfaith leaders at Thanksgiving event in Claremont, California

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India: Ahmadiyyas to preach peaceful teachings of Islam at 3-Day Yearly Spiritual Convention in Punjab

India: Ahmadiyyas to preach peaceful teachings of Islam at 3-Day Yearly Spiritual Convention in Punjab

The first annual convention of the community took place in Qadian in 1891 and has been taking place here since, barring a couple of years during the country’s partition.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community announced it will hold its three-day yearly convention in Punjab on Tuesday and extended an invitation to all countrymen to visit the spiritual gathering.

The 122nd Jalsa Salana (Annual Convention) will be held in Qadian in Gurdaspur district, from December 26-28. It will be addressed by the community’s fifth and current caliph, Mirza Masroor Ahmad, from Britain through livecast.

“The objective of this Jalsa is to present pure, pristine and peaceful teachings of Islam. Likewise to call people towards their creator, to develop love, affection and compassion among the creations of God, and promote brotherhood, are also its objectives,” a statement issued by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat International (India) said.

At the convention, religious leaders of the community from around the country will address people on the tenets of Islam and its power to promote peace and harmony in the world.

A separate gathering of women will also be convened there, where they will discuss their issues and present an agenda to work on during the next year.

Ahmadi is a sect of Islam which is widely perceived to be different from the mainstream form of the religion as they believe that the advent of a messiah, as promised by the Prophet Muhammad, has already happened.

They believe, unlike the mainstream believers of Islam, that the messiah was incarnated in 1835 in the form of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.

In 1889, Ahmad proclaimed himself the awaited messiah, and was widely subscribed to be so by Muslims from around the world. The followers of Ahmad thus came to be called ‘Ahmadis’ or ‘Ahmadiyyas’.

The first annual convention of the community took place in Qadian in 1891 and has been taking place here since, barring a couple of years during the country’s partition.

“We are completely same as the other mainstream followers of Islam but for our belief in the advent of a messiah, which they believe is yet to take place,” Shiraz Ahmad, Additional Chief Secretary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, told IANS.

“We have been persecuted in Pakistan for this reason and yet we have never resorted to violence, nor formed any militant body,” he added.

The Ahmadi community was proclaimed ‘non-Islamic’ in Pakistan in 1974 during Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s Prime Ministership. Later, punitive measures were also imposed upon the community, which barred its members from offering namaaz and calling their place of worship ‘masjid’ (mosque). Instead, they were asked to call it ‘ibaadatgaah’.

“We are discriminated amongst Muslims in India as well. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) doesn’t have a single representation in it from Ahmadi sect, because even they don’t consider us Islamic,” the Ahmadiyya spokesperson told IANS.

“There are about 1.25 -1.50 lakh Ahmadis in India and we all profess our loyalty to India,” he added.

(IANS)

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Pakistan: Chakwal Mosque – Attack Incident Ahmadiyya Community’s Statement

Pakistan: Ahmadiyya Community’s Statement on #Chakwal Mosque Attack Incident

“Appropriate measures were not taken to ensure the safety of Ahmadis in the local area. As a result the mob were given free reign to do as they please while the police were helpless to stop them.”

  • Attack on a worship place of Jamat e Ahmadiyya by a violent mob in Chakwal. 
  • Firing and pelting stones at the place. 
  • Trauma claimed a life of an Ahmadi man. Activities against Jamat e Ahmadiyya have been accelerated by state as well as non state actors.

Chenab Nagar: A place of worship of the Ahmadiyya Community, known as Dar ul Zikr in Dolmial, District Chakwal, has been attacked by a violent mob on the day which marks the birthday of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). In order to occupy the place of worship, shots were fired at and perpetrators pelted the building with stones. Malik Khalid Javaid, who was in Dar ul Zikr at the time, suffered a heart attack during the assault and passed away because he could not receive medical care at the time.

According to reports, those elements who instigated the violence had been encouraging the local community to boycott Ahmadis for some time through an organized campaign. Moreover meetings were held and those who refused to take part in the boycott were threatened with refusal to conduct marriage ceremonies and the denial of their funeral rites.

Early in the day of 12 Rabiul Awwal, more than 1000 people formed a procession to commemorate Eid Miladun Nabi pbuh before attacking the place of worship at around 11 am. Fortunately, police managed to ensure that those Ahmadis inside the building were able to make a safe getaway after which the mob forced their way into the building by pressing the police and set the furnishings of it on fire. Eventually, law-enforcement authorities were able to calm the situation and quell the disturbance. In order to control the situation Pakistan Army and the Rangers also had to be called in.

The Spokesperson of the Ahmadiyya Community Pakistan, Saleem ud Din, said that the attack had been preplanned. Prior to this, the Ahmadiyya Community had informed the authorities that an attack of this nature was being organized but to no avail. Appropriate measures were not taken to ensure the safety of Ahmadis in the local area. As a result the mob were given free reign to do as they please while the police were helpless to stop them.

Saleem ud Din added that despite all of this, Ahmadis in Pakistan and throughout the world continue to persevere and be steadfast in the face of such atrocious persecution through their faith and trust in Allah Almighty. He further added that it is the duty of the government to ensure the rights and safety of its people including Ahmadis who are equal citizens of Pakistan.

– Pakistan: Ahmadiyya Community Issues Statement on #Chakwal Mosque Attack Incident

 

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LUMS student found dead in hostel room

LUMS student found dead in hostel room

LAHORE: A student of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) was found dead in his hostel room on Monday.

Defence B SHO Ziaul Haq told The Express Tribune the student died due to heroin overdose. “An autopsy will not be carried out as requested by his family,” Haq added.

In a note to students and faculty, LUMS administration said, “It is with deep sorrow that we are writing to share very tragic news: Our MIMS student and hostel resident Shahmir Asif Bajwa has passed away.”

Shahmir was found ‘unresponsive’ in bed in his room on December 12. LUMS administration was informed immediately after he was found and Shahmir was immediately shifted to National Defence Hospital, where the doctors said he had expired earlier during the day.

Shahmir’s family reached Lahore from Karachi today as they were unable to earlier due to fog. A resident of Karachi, he was a student of Accounting and Finance in his fifth semester.

 

پاکستان میں ایک احمدی مسجد پر حملہ، متعدد زخمی

پاکستان میں ایک احمدی مسجد پر حملہ، متعدد زخمی

مقامی حکام کے مطابق ہزاروں افراد نے احمدی مسجد پر حملہ کرتے ہوئے مسجد کے ایک حصے کو آگ لگا دی۔ حکام کا کہنا ہے کہ اس حملے کے وقت مسجد کے اندر درجنوں افراد موجود تھے۔

حکام کے مطابق پاکستانی صوبہٴ پنجاب کے ضلع چکوال میں پیش آنے والے اس واقعے میں مشتعل افراد نے ابتدا میں ڈنڈوں اور پتھروں سے اس مسجد پر حملہ کیا، جب کہ بعد میں مسلح افراد نے احمدیوں پر فائرنگ شروع کر دی۔

مقامی پولیس افسر راشد احمد کے مطابق، اس مشتعل ہجوم نے مسجد کے ایک حصے کو آگ بھی لگا دی۔ دوسری جانب مسجد کے اندر موجود افراد نے بھی حملہ آوروں پر اینٹیں پھینکیں، جس کے نتیجے میں چند حملہ آور بھی زخمی ہو گئے۔

ایک اور پولیس افسر ملک نواز نے بتایا کہ سکیورٹی فورسز نے جائے واقعہ پر پہنچ کر مشتعل ہجوم کو منشر کیا، جب کہ مسجد کو سِیل کر دیا گیا۔

بتایا گیا ہے کہ صورت حال اس قدر خراب تھی کہ مقامی حکام کو فوج اور نیم فوجی دستے طلب کرنا پڑے۔ احمدی برادری کے ایک ترجمان سلیم الدین نے بتایا کہ مشتعل ہجوم نے مسجد کو چاروں جانب سے گھیر لیا تھا۔

یہ بات اہم ہے کہ پاکستانی پارلیمان نے سن 1974ء میں احمدیوں کو غیرمسلم قرار دے دیا تھا، جب کہ تبھی سے شدت پسند اس اقلیتی برادری کے خلاف پُرتشدد حملوں میں ملوث رہے ہیں۔ خبر رساں ادارے ایسوسی ایٹڈ پریس کے مطابق شدت پسندوں کی جانب سے احمدی مسلمانوں کے خلاف توہین مذہب کے الزامات بھی تواتر سے سامنے آتے رہتے ہیں۔ ایسوسی ایٹڈ پریس کے مطابق پاکستان میں گو کہ تمام ہی اقلیتوں کے خلاف پُرتشدد واقعات سامنے آتے رہتے ہیں، تاہم احمدی اقلیت کو بالخصوص شدید معاشرتی تفریق اور تشدد کا سامنا ہے۔ پاکستانی قانون کے مطابق اس برادری سے تعلق رکھنے والا کوئی بھی شخص نہ تو خود کو مسلمان کہہ سکتا ہے اور نہ ہی ایسا کوئی نشان استعمال کر سکتا ہے، جس کا تعلق اسلام سے ہو۔

 

 

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Pakistan: Khatm-e Nubuwwat sympathisers attack Ahmadi mosque in Chakwal on prophet Mohammad’s birthday

Pakistan: Khatm-e Nubuwwat sympathisers attack Ahmadi mosque in Chakwal on prophet Mohammad’s birthday

After gaining control of the place of worship, the attackers allegedly burnt articles inside the building, including carpets. They also washed the building to bring it “under the influence of Islam.”

LAHORE: A charged mob of around 1,000 people, which besieged an Ahmadi place of worship in Chakwal, Punjab was dispersed by police and army personnel on Monday.

At least one Ahmadi, who was present inside the mosque, passed away from cardiac arrest, whereas the protesters claimed six of their fellows were injured in the cross firing.

Sayed Sibtul Hasan Shah, who led the protest, said the campaign has “succeeded as Ahmadis have been driven out of the mosque”. Ahmadis, he claimed, opened fire on them from inside the worship place.

Those present at the place of worship locked the building from inside and refused to concede control of the structure until police managed to prevail on them.

Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya spokesperson Saleemudin told The Express Tribune that local clerics had been asking the Ahmadiyya community of Dalmial to handover control of Baitul Zikr to them.

After their demand fell on deaf ears, a large group of men, who took out a rally in connection with Eid Miladun Nabi festivities, ventured towards the place of worship armed with batons and weapons, he said.

The JA spokesperson said the mob began raising anti-Ahmadi slogans upon reaching the site. He added that around 40 members of the Ahmadiyya community locked the building instead of vacating it.

Upon discovering this, the protesters started pelting stones at the building and resorted to aerial firing, Saleemuddin said.

DPO Munir Marth remained unavailable for comments.

After gaining control of the place of worship, the attackers allegedly burnt articles inside the building, including carpets. They also washed the building to bring it “under the influence of Islam.”

“It was a beautiful place of worship place constructed 100 years ago,” the spokesperson for the community said.

The Punjab government tweeted, “As per the details, a misunderstanding developed between the two groups. Home Department is vigilantly following up the issue.”

As per the details, a misunderstanding developed between the two groups. Home Department is vigilantly following up the issue.

    — Govt Of The Punjab (@GovtOfPunjab) December 12, 2016
Important: Punjab Home Department is following up Chakwal incident. The local admin & police are at the spot & handling the situation.
— Govt Of The Punjab (@GovtOfPunjab) December 12, 2016

It said police and administration are making all out efforts to resolve the issue amicably.

 The police and administration are making all out efforts to resolve the issue amicably.    — Govt Of The Punjab (@GovtOfPunjab) December 12, 2016

All the citizens are bound by law and no one would be allowed to violate it.
— Govt Of The Punjab (@GovtOfPunjab) December 12, 2016

Punjab Government believes in fair application of law irrespective of any discrimination of caste, creed & color.
— Govt Of The Punjab (@GovtOfPunjab) December 12, 2016

The security of Ahmadi places of worship is tightened during Eid Miladun Nabi celebrations in case of any untoward incident owing to some instances of hate speeches during the month. Heavy contingents of police are deployed at their two major places of worship in Lahore at Garhi Shahu and Model Town. Both places of worship were attacked in 2010.

It is also pertinent to mention that since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced the naming of the QAU’s National Center of Physics after noble laureate Abdus Salam, a new hate campaign has been initiated against Ahmadis by right wing elements, demanding the PM rescind the directive.

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Rabwah Raid – 4 Ahamadie have been sent to jail

Rabwah Raid – 4 Ahmadi’s have been sent to jail

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The Ahmadis arrested during the Raid of police a week ago have been sent to jail after judicial remand. The application of bail rejected by the court of law.

 

 

 

 

 

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