Target kilings of Ahmadis in Pakistan at the hands of Deobandi ASWJ and TTP militants


Let’s start from an incident which was widely ignored or diluted in Pakistan’s mainstream media:

Ahmadi Muslim shot by Deobandi ASWJ terrorists in Baldia Town, Karachi

Karachi (Saeedabad, Baldia town – 24 June 2012) – Aslam Bhatti, an Ahmadi Muslim, owner of a computer shop was attacked by Deobandi militants who showered bullets on his shop located on Shahrah-e-Waqas, Sec 5J Saeedabad, Karachi. Due to fear, no one came near to save him. An ambulance was called and was brought to Abbassi Shaheed Hospital, where he is in criticl condition. The locality is a hub of various Deobandi Madrassas where activities of the Aalmi Majlis Tahaffuz Khatm-e-Nabuwwat (AMTKN) and Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ aka LeJ) were intensified in recent days. Graffiti of threatening slogans against Ahmadis can be seen on the walls in the name of the Sipah-e-Sahaba or ASWJ. The incitement to violence has resulted in a series of attacks against Ahmadis in Karachi. It must be noted that the Darul uloom Suffa, a Sipah-e-Sahaba (SSP, ASWJ, LeJ) affiliated Deobandi madrassa is in the vincinity. Its principal Qari Haq Nawaz Deobandi is known for fiery speeches inciting sectarian hatred against Shias, Ahmadis and Sunni Sufis or Barelvis. He has been accused of forcibly capturing many Sunni Barelvi mosques. His son Qari Shoaib was arrested in a case of carrying illegal weapons, nowadays frequently appears in religious shows of ARY One News and other channels. The Deobandi madressa also is centre of the ASWJ-SSP and TTP activists. Last year, Umair, a student of the Darul uloom Suffa was killed by the rangers when an attempt of bank robbery was foiled in Ali Garh bazar, Banaras, Orangi town.

The terrorists have been given a license to kill Shias, Sunni Barelvis and Ahmadis for their loyalty to Pakistan and Pakistan Army for not committing attacks on their offices and installations, and for refusing to be a part of the establishment backed Difae Pakistan Council.

It is very disheartening to see channels and social media not mentioning that the victim was an Ahmadi Muslim and the incident will go unnoticed amidst the news of unending violence in the city.


The above incident is only one of dozens of systematic attacks by Deobandi militants on Ahmadis in Pakistan which are often censored or diluted in the mainsteram media. Here is some further eivdence of Deobandi attacks on Ahmadis.

An incomplete archive of Deobandi ASWJ attacks on Ahmadiyya community (Ahmadis) of Pakistan

Here are a copule of links to newspaper reports confirming Deobandi ASWJ-LeJ’s role in attacks on Ahmadiyya community.

Hasan Muawiya, brother of Tahir Ashrafi Deobandi, behind witch-hunting of Ahmadis in Lahore – by Pejamistri

Ahmadi man murdered

A man belonging to the Ahmadiyya community was killed in what appears to be sectarian attack in Ghaus Nagar, Baldia.

Baldia Division Sub-Divisional Police Officer Mohammad Ahmed Baig said Saad was shot dead and his father, Farooq, brother, Hamad, and uncle, Nusrat, injured in the afternoon when they were returning home in a car from their worship place.

Two men riding a motorcycle intercepted their vehicle and opened fire on them. The four men were moved to the Civil Hospital Karachi, where Saad expired, while the three others survived their injuries.

Saad had married a week earlier.

The police officer said Saad and his three relatives were businessmen by profession. “The attack appears to be sectarian in nature, but others angles will also be probed.” The police found 9mm pistol bullet shells at the crime scene

The News, October 20, 2012


November 2014: Incited by ASWJ madrassa leaders, villagers near Narowal want body of Ahmadi man exhumed from Muslim graveyard

This picture from a Deobandi unity rally by JUI(F) and ASWJ-LeJ chanting slogans: antisemtism, anti-Ahmadi, anti-Sunni Barelvi. Still some Pakistani commercial liberals are supporting the forces opposing Dr Qadri & Imran Khan.

August 23, 2014


Anti-Ahmadi and anti-shia groups like TKNM, SSP and LeJ are all closely linked to LeT, TTP and other assorted crooks.


SSP/LeJ hasn’t only been involved in the #ShiaGenocide, it also attacked Ahmadi mosques in 2010 that killed 88 #Ahmadis


24 June 2012: Pakistan: An Ahmadi Muslim shot at by SSP/ASWJ terrorists …

2 July 2102:

Clearly #Sindh is the new front of SSP/LeJ/ASWJ/AMTKN against #Ahmadi & #Shia muslims. One Ahmadi & One Shia martyred in 24 hrs #Pakistan


20 July 2012 … Sipah e Sahaba terrorists gun down Ahmedi leader in #karachi #ssp #lej #Pakistan


17 Jan 2014

Pakistan: Ahmadi youngster shot dead by SSP/TTP in Rawalpindi: A 17 year old Ahmadi boy, Arsalan Sarwar


US-based Ahmadi doctor Mehdi Ali, a 50-year-old heart surgeon shot dead in Punjab by #SSP #ASWJ #TTP #LEJ ”

26 May 2014


Death sentences for TTP/LeJ/SSP men (Abdullah & Muavia) behind 2010 #Ahmadi attack #Ahmadiyya

17 Jan 2015


22 Sep 2014

#Ahmadi #Physician, Ahmad Khosa Shot Killed By #Takfiri #Millitants #ASWJ in #MirpurKhas,#Pakistan,


An Ahmadi Noman Najam was killed in Malir (Karachi) for his Faith”
Thanks ASWJ wall chalking


Two ‘LeJ/ASWJ target killers’ with over 60 hits incl Policemen, #Shia #Ahmadi #MQM activists, arrested

The News, 8 Dec 2013

The Crime Investigation Department arrested two Lashkar-e-Jhangvi target killers on Saturday believed to be involved in more than 60 murders including those of Shia community members, policemen and Muttahida Qaumi Movement activists.

DIG Ameer Ahmed Sheikh said a team led by CID Sectarian Cell chief Mohammad Fayyaz Khan raided a hideout in Orangi Town and after a shootout rounded up Sheikh Mohammad Mumtaz alias Sher Khan, alias Faraoon alias Shahzad alias Bhai, and Sajid Khan Mehsud.

While searching the hideout, the police found two TT pistols, grenades, two rockets shells, 10 kilograms of explosive material, 10 kilograms of ball bearings, two detonators and five metres of electrical wire.

The DIG said the two men confessed to killing over 60 people including policemen, doctors, Shias, Ahmadis, and activists of political parties.


Banned outfit ASWJ get assurances of safety while an Ahmadi doctor aged 72 is in jail for reciting Quran..

8 Dec 2013


“We killed 60 incl Policemen #Shias #Ahmadi #MQM activists” LeJ/ASWJ terrorists confessed

They also killed Dr Naseem Abbas Shah in Ferozabad, Syed Jawad Ali, an imambargah trustee in Khawaja Ajmer Nagri, a book shop owner Mirza Saeed Baig in Orangi Town; Haji Bostan in Iqbal Market, Qadir Bux, a matwali of an imambargah in Iqbal Market, and SSP activist Anu in Pakistan Bazaar for working as a spy. They had also murdered an Ahmadi doctor, Tahir Ahmed, in Landhi and Shamshad, an activist of the Sunni Tehreek, in Iqbal Market. They said they only killed policemen who belonged to the Shia community.

8 Dec 2013, The News


Demystifying Sharia #TTP, #ASWJ, #LeJ, #LeT #JuD #TahirAshrafi #Genocide #Shia #Ahmadi #Pakistan ,

8 Feb 2014


Pakistan’s silent partition
Ahmadis, a persecuted Muslim sect, have been flocking to Sri Lanka in search of asylum. Now they’re being turned away
January 27, 2015
by Zehra Abid @zehra_abid4

Al Jazeera


It has been revealed that an Ahmadi Muslim man was killed by Tehrik-e-Taliban after initially being kidnapped five years ago.

Mubarak Ahmad Bajwa was abducted along with his employee on 26 October 2009 by the terrorist organisation, Tehrik-e-Taliban. The employee was released with a mobile phone and the terrorists used the phone to demand a ransom of Rs 20 million.

Later, telephone communications ended and the police were unable to resolve the matter until 2014, when new information came to light. A terrorist was arrested by police and admitted murdering the abducted Ahmadi Muslim.

The terrorist told police he kept Bajwa imprisoned and chained before stabbing him to death and burying his remains in a pit. He explained he had done so because he objected to Ahmadiyya beliefs and was ordered to kill him by a Taliban commander.

A Pakistani politician has urged the Government for further enforcement of anti-Ahmadiyya legislation.

Ilyas Chinioti, one of many voices in Pakistani Parliament that advance anti-Ahmadiyya rhetoric, wrote the letter on 17th November 2014. Chinioti, previously known to refer to Ahmadi Muslims as enemies of Islam and that war should be waged against them, complains that “Kalima Tayyeba [a declaration of faith] and Quranic verses are seen written outside the shops and houses of Qadianis. [Ahmadi Muslims]”

The Pakistani politician claims, “as a result of this, the feelings of Muslims are being injured.”

This is just one of the more recent examples of anti-Ahmadiyya rhetoric that permeates the Pakistani Parliament, ignoring international human rights obligations and underlines the deep-rooted state persecution of Ahmadi Muslims.

February 2015


Ahmadi doctor killed in Chenab Nagar
26 May 2014

CHENAB NAGAR: A member of the Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya was shot dead in Chenab Nagar on Monday allegedly because of his faith.
Cardiac surgeon Dr Mehdi Ali was on his was way back from a graveyard when two men on a motorbike opened fire. He was shot 11 times, a spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Jamaat in Rabwah told The Express Tribune.
The 50-year-old US national was visiting Pakistan for research work at Tahrir Cardiac Hospital, Rabwah along with his family.
The attackers managed to flee the scene of the crime. Ali’s body was taken to a nearby hospital. No FIR was registered till the filing of this report.


Qaid Majlis Rafa-e-Aam Janab Noman Najam Sahab, age 30 years, was shot today while he was at his computer shop in Malir, Karachi… Inna Lillah-e-wa Inna ilaihi Rajeoon

He is the son of Maqsood Ahmad

Noman Najam Sahab was eldest son & he left behind two younger brothers & old parents. May Allah be their guardian & protector. Amen

Two uncles & grand father of Noman Najam Sahab embraced martyrdom during the 1974 riots in Gujranwalla.

Please pray for his family in your prayers — May Allah be their best protector & support. We only seek strength from Him

March 2015

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28 Dec 2014

Dec 27 (Reuters) – Gunmen in eastern Pakistan shot dead a member of the Ahmadi religious minority on Saturday, an Ahmadi spokesman said, five days after a Muslim leader denounced Ahmadis on a popular Pakistani television talk show.
Luqman Ahmad Shehzad was shot in the back of the head near Bhiri Shah Rehman village, a small community of Ahmadis in the Gujranwala district, said Saleem ud Din, the spokesman.

Read more:

Ahmadi persecution archive


Eleven members of Ahmadi minority killed in 2014: report

Eleven Pakistani members of the Ahmadi religious minority were murdered for their faith in 2014 and authorities failed to apprehend any of the killers, a report said Monday, highlighting growing intolerance toward the sect.

The figure represents a rise on seven killings the year before, with the report blaming growing hate speech in conferences and the media.

Ahmadis were declared non-Muslims by the Pakistani government in 1974 because of their belief in a prophet after Muhammad. They are frequent victims of discrimination and violent assaults, but it is rare for militants to be convicted for attacks against them.

In the worst case of violence last year, an angry mob torched an Ahmadi neighbourhood in the eastern city of Gujranwala, killing a woman and two girls after a 17-year-old Ahmadi boy allegedly posted a blasphemous picture on Facebook.

The boy remains in custody over the incident, the report said, though none of the attackers were ever brought to justice.

In May, gunmen shot dead an American heart surgeon, Mehdi Ali, who was visiting Pakistan on a charity mission in Sindh.

The report, drawn up by the main Ahmadi community group, claimed a link between inflammatory media coverage and violence.

In 2010, Taliban gunmen stormed two Ahmadi mosques, killing more than 90 people in the worst ever attack on the community.

On Saturday 8 February, 2014 at 2:30 pm Raziullah Din Sahib son of Muhammad Hussein Mukhtar Sahib was shot at and killed by unknown by unknown assailants. The deceased was 27 years old and a resident of Ogervi Colony, Aurangi Town, Karachi.

Raziullah Din Sahib was employed by factory which manufactured socks. According to reports he left for work at approximately 2:30 pm. His wife and nephew were with him. He had only just left his home when two unknown assailants on motorycles began firing at him. One of the bullets hit his neck and damaged his windpipe. His nephew immediately went back home to get help, while his wife took rushed him to the Abassi Shaheed Hospital. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of the medical staff there they were unable to revive the victim. The deceased is survived by his wife and a two year old daughter. His remains will be laid to rest in Rabwah.

Salimuddin Sahib, the spokesperson for Jama’at Ahmadiyya expressed his grief at this latest killing and said that in the past year seven Ahmadis have been killed on account of their faith, six of whom were killed in Karachi. He mentioned that in Aurangi Town members of the Kiyani family had in the past been made the target of sectarian violence and that the majority of incident involving Ahmadis in Karachi occurred in this locality. He said that it was obvious from this that there is an organized and coordinated effort to target Ahmadis in this way.

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American doctor killed in Pakistan amid wave of violence aimed at Ahmadi Muslims
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By Tim Craig and Shaiq Hussain May 26, 2014

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An American doctor was shot and killed in eastern Pakistan on Monday, in what appeared to be the latest attack targeting Ahmadi Muslims and other religious minorities here.

Mehdi Ali Qamar, a cardiologist who practices in suburban Columbus, Ohio, had traveled to Pakistan’s Punjab province late last week to volunteer at a local heart clinic and visit relatives, according to Ahmadi community leaders. At around sunrise Monday, he went to an Ahmadi cemetery to visit the graves of several family members.

As he neared the gate, two men on motorcycles shot him 11 times in front his wife and toddler son, officials said. Police had no suspects and did not know the motive for the killing, a spokesman said.


Another Ahmadi Muslim doctor brutally martyred in Karachi

20 Ahmadi Doctors have been killed since 1984 anti-Ahmadiyya laws

It is with great sadness and regret that the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat hereby confirms that a well-known Ahmadi Muslim, Dr Najam al-Hasan (39) was martyred in a religiously motivated attack last night in Karachi, at approximately 12:15am local time.

Dr Najam al-Hasan was leaving his clinic and had just entered his car when he was shot dead by a group of assailants, who as of yet, remain unaccounted for. Upon hearing the noise of gunfire, his brother, whose medical store is adjacent to the clinic, rushed to the scene only to discover that the victim had already succumbed to his injuries.

Dr Najam al-Hasan was a peaceful and law abiding citizen and a much renowned pediatrician. He was also a serving assistant professor at Dow University of Health Sciences. Dr Najam al-Hasan is survived by his wife, and three young children.

Since the promulgation of the anti-Ahmadiyya specific Ordinance XX in 1984, 20 Ahmadi Doctors have been killed in sectarian attacks, 10 of whom were murdered in Sindh. Dr Najam al-Hasan becomes the second Ahmadi to be killed in Karachi this year because of his religion. Such violence results from the continuing hatred that is spread throughout Pakistan against the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat.

Violent assaults against Ahmadis that are carried out in the name of religion are all too often premeditated and well organised. It is most unfortunate that certain parts of the media in Pakistan are being used to incite the sentiments of people against Ahmadis and inflame the already raging fire of sectarianism in the country.


19 July 2012

Target killing: Ahmadi leader shot down in Karachi

KARACHI: An Ahmadi leader, who was the president of the Orangi Town Jamaat, was gunned down in Karachi on Thursday.

Mukarram Naeem Ahmed Gondal, 52, was on his way to work in the morning when two people on a motorcycle approached him and shot him in the head killing him on the spot. Gondal was working at the State Bank of Pakistan as an assistant director.

SHO SITE Police Station Rao Rafique told The Express Tribune that the deceased was the son of Abdul Waheed, and a resident of Meteroville SITE. He was shot once by two men on a motorcycle, he confirmed.

An FIR, 374/2012, for the murder has been lodged by the police and investigations are underway, he said. The officer did not offer any insight on the perceived motive behind the murder.

This is the second killing of an Ahmadi in Karachi and 11th in Pakistan this year. Earlier this year in January, Ahsan Kamal was shot in the head at a mobile phone franchise in Manzoor Colony. Several other Ahmadis have been attacked but they escaped death.

There are around 20,000 Ahmadis living in the city and their leaders say that the areas where they feel the most threatened include Drig Road, Orangi Town, Baldia, Mauripur and Steel Town.


Rabwah (PR): Another day and another Ahmadi was shot dead in a planned and organised target killing campaign against Ahmadis in Karachi. Mr. Muhammad Ahmad, 23 was leaving his general store in Gulistan e Jauher area of Karachi with his bother in law on a motorbike when two unknown assailants shot them. As a result Mr. Muhammad Ahmad lost his life at the spot while his brother in law Shams Fakhri, 45 is severely injured and fighting for his life in a hospital.

It is third Ahmadi to lose his life as a result of an organised and well-orchestrated campaign that is following an extensive hate filled wall chalking and hate material campaign. An Ahmadi Mr. Muhammad Nawaz was shot dead in similar fashion on 12 September another Ahmadi Mr. Abdul Ghaffar was shot dead on 7 September. These incidents have been reported to the police but any investigations or results of police action are not in sight as yet. This is the sixth Ahmadi who lost his life in Karachi this year as part of the on going persecution.

Mr. Muhammad Ahmad like all the other deceased Ahmadis had no personal animosity with anyone and his killers shot him because of his faith. The timing of shooting and the manner is all too similar which shows the killers came just for him and they had a plan. He was receiving threats from last many months like many other Ahmadis across Pakistan.

The spokesperson of Jama’at Ahmadiyya Pakistan Saleem ud Din expressed his profound grief over this incident “23 is not the age for a young man to die but it is the age to serve humanity and the country, Muhammad Ahmad sahib was an energetic young man who was an innocent citizen of this country whose life was taken because he was an Ahmadi”. Saleem ud Din further added, “This vicious cycle of hate and death has to stop before it completely destroys the core fabric of our society which it has started to in a way.” Saleem ud Din emphasised that Ahmadis have a right to live peacefully in this country and practice their faith they are also Pakistani citizens.

Mr. Saleem ud Din repeated once again “until the discriminatory rules and laws against Ahmadis are there anyone could pick up a weapon and kill Ahmadis how so ever they please. On top of that Ahmadis are increasingly cornered & silenced but hate mongers are given a free hand to publish and print whatever they want.”

The police and law enforcement agencies are urged to investigate this brazen attack and bring the culprits to justice.

End of Press Release

Nizarat Umoor E Aama

Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya Rabwah (Pakistan)


Ahmadi persecution archive – Tribune

A member of the Jamaat-i-Ahmadia was shot dead in Green Town, allegedly because of his faith.

Four armed teenagers entered Jawad Karim’s house on Monday and shot him dead. They then walked away from the scene, said Imtiaz Adnan, Karim’s brother and a witness to the incident.

6 Apr 2013

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