Former Prime Minister of Pakistan and Pakistan Peopleâ€™s Party (PPP) leader Raja Parvez Ashraf takes the credit of pursuing a minority Muslim group while speaking at a political rally on Saturday. Remember that Pakistan peoples party passed a law in the national assembly in which Ahmadi Muslim community was declared non-Muslim according to the constitution of Pakistan.
Adressing to a political gathering in Kotli Azad Kashmir Ashraf claimed proudly of declaring Ahmadis non Muslim.
The meeting which was held in Kotli, Azad Kashmir was also joined by the PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and another past Prime Minister from the PPP Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani. While addressing the attendees Ashraf boasted thatÂ his political party, the Pakistan Peopleâ€™s party â€˜shut up the Ahmadisâ€™ and â€˜broke their neckâ€™, He said:
â€œNo one has been able to compete with Pakistan Peopleâ€™s Party, If someone has served Islam ! Only the Government of Martyr Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto did it. 90 Year Old Problem, the Problem of Qadianis [Ahmadis] who challenged the Prophethood of Prophet Muhammad PBUH, (The PPP) shut them up, broke their neck and buried the [Ahmadi] Problemâ€
The former PMâ€™s statement comes at at time when the attacks against Ahmadis are on the rise not just in Pakistan but also in countries like the UK. 40-year-old Ahmadi Asad Shah was stabbed to death by another British Muslim in Scotland last month. In theÂ past Pakistan has been accused of exporting extremism.
Reacting to Ashrafâ€™s statement prominent Ahmadi rights activist Kashif Chaudhry urgedÂ PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto to condemn former PMâ€™s statement.