Ahmadi-owned magazine’s office under siege

Published: June 14, 2013
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Saleemudin said they were trying to victimise the magazine staff for their religious beliefs. PHOTO: FILE

Saleemudin said they were trying to victimise the magazine staff for their religious beliefs. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: 

The vigilante siege of an office on Turner Road, where a weekly magazine owned by an Ahmadi family is produced, has not been lifted two months after it began, The Express Tribune has learnt.

Since the siege began, the circulation and publishing of the weekly, The Lahore, has stopped. The anti-Ahmadi activists have not only stopped the magazine’s administration from entering the office, located on the first floor of Galaxy Law Chambers, but also have not let them take away the printed material and furniture from the office.

The men patrol the spot round-the-clock so that nothing can be removed from the premises.

Jamaat-i-Ahmadia Pakistan spokesperson Saleemudin said the siege laid by a group of extremists was part of a campaign against Ahmadis. They had also lodged several false FIRs under the blasphemy law against Ahmadis, he said.

“They forced the magazine’s owners to leave the place and are now stealing their possessions from the office with the connivance of the police,” he said.

Saleemudin said they were trying to victimise the magazine staff for their religious beliefs.

He said they were pressuring the police to register an FIR against them. “Instead of providing them security, the police appear to be encouraging the extremists to continue the siege,” he said.

Muhammad Yaqoob, a member of the United Khatam-i-Nabuwat told The Express Tribune that they had laid siege to the office to “Get God’s blessings”. He said the magazine carried blasphemous content and should be banned. He said at least eight of their men remained at the office to prevent Ahmadis from entering the office and removing material from it. “We will remove it ourselves with help from the police after we manage to have an FIR registered against them under blasphemy laws,” he said.

He said an additional sessions judge had ordered the registration of an FIR, but the police were favouring the Ahmadis by not registering it.

He said a contempt of court petition had been moved before the Lahore High Court for the implementation of the court’s orders for the registration of an FIR.

According to Yaqoob’s application, he requested the police to register an FIR under Sections 298-C, 295 (B), 295 (C) and Section 11-W of the Anti Terrorism Act against magazine publisher Mian Muhammad Shah Jee, editor Yasir Zervi, Yasir Mansoor Ahmed and two others. He said that he had seen Yasir Zervi and two others circulating copies of the magazine on April 23. He said he too was given a copy of the magazine and had found blasphemous content in it.

He requested the police to seize everything in the office and seal it forever.

Munawar Ali Shahid, an Ahmadi and a rights activist, told The Express Tribune that Poet Saqib Zervi had started the weekly, The Lahore, in 1951. It was published every Friday, he said.

Zervi died in 2001 and his sons Yasir Zervi and Mansoor Zervi took over.

He said the magazine had been publishing social, cultural, political, economic and literary material for the last 62 years, but had now fallen prey to anti-Ahmadi elements.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 14th, 2013.

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Reader Comments (78)

  • Jadoon
    Jun 14, 2013 - 11:13AM

    When will somebody in the Government have the courage to uphold the rule of law? Pakistani constitution gives full protection to Ahmadis as non-muslims.

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  • Jun 14, 2013 - 11:34AM

    And then, Pakistan was created for minorities.

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  • Adnan Waqar
    Jun 14, 2013 - 11:43AM

    Why have we as a nation become so intolerant? I hope that the new assembly will legislate to end persecution of religous minorities and treat all citizens (irrespective of caste, creed, religion or sect) on an equal basis.

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  • Prabhjyot Singh Madan
    Jun 14, 2013 - 12:09PM

    What to say. Ahmadi were the source of finance and political say during the creation of Pakistan. Funny, ahmadis here in India are Muslims in all aspects, never heard anyone say he is a ahmadi. I learnt all this from Pakistan. But really sad, god help the family.

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  • Tufan Agha
    Jun 14, 2013 - 12:16PM

    The news paper project one side as extremists and other side are projected as completely innocent. The purpose of publishing the magazine is to flare up the emotions of the people and results is violence, death and destruction in the country. Such publications falls in the category of hate material. Why should they publish material which hurts the feelings of large majority of people of this country?
    Life and property of the people of Pakistan should not be put on stake for one person who wants to vent the heats of his emotions against Islam in the name of freedom of expression. This publisher may be doing it for some sponsor who wants to damage the country and motivate violence.

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  • AHMAD
    Jun 14, 2013 - 12:17PM

    “The white color of the pakistani flag represents the non Muslims” !!!! what a big lie :(
    where is the state ?

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  • Muhammad Akram
    Jun 14, 2013 - 12:20PM

    Sad,vice versa where Ahmadies are in power they oppress the freedom of their people. Truly Might is Right.

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  • Bhai log
    Jun 14, 2013 - 12:23PM

    @Zaid Hamid:
    Pakistan was created solely for Muslims.

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  • M.A.S
    Jun 14, 2013 - 12:41PM

    Are minorities allowed to exist and contribute towards the economy???

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  • Blah
    Jun 14, 2013 - 12:49PM

    Such a disagrace for our country! Why cant we give minorities their basic rights? This is the one of main reasons we can never prosper/progress as a nation

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  • Water Bottle
    Jun 14, 2013 - 12:51PM

    @Adnan Waqar:

    “Why have we as a nation become so intolerant? I hope that the new assembly will legislate to end persecution of religous minorities and treat all citizens (irrespective of caste, creed, religion or sect) on an equal basis.”

    Pakistan has been intolerant since inception. Pakistan was created on the basis of lie and intolerance.

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  • Syed
    Jun 14, 2013 - 12:56PM

    its time Ahmedis unite themself to a single place and protect themselves cause state police wont do it for sure.
    As Urdu speaking people did in Karachi and Hyderabad, after continous persecution from state for 2 decades. Wish them goodluck

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  • AZ
    Jun 14, 2013 - 12:57PM

    @Tufan Agha

    What sanctimonious drivel from the sort of uninformed ignorant mindset that has plunged Pakistan in to the dark ages.

    Have you, personally, seen this magazine or read any of it’s content? Are you suggesting a magazine published for 61 years is suddenly responsible for the “flare up the emotions of the people and results is violence, death and destruction in the country.”?

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  • Aviator
    Jun 14, 2013 - 1:53PM

    What steps will Nawaz Sharif take to end pusecusion of minorities?

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  • threatning
    Jun 14, 2013 - 2:01PM

    Why ahmadis run their activities labeling themselves as real muslims and others as Kafirs? I think first of all they should abide by the law.

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  • Prof. Shahid Mobeen
    Jun 14, 2013 - 2:02PM

    An Ahmadi review publishes for 62 years and is never considered blasphamous and only now it has become so?

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  • huzaifa
    Jun 14, 2013 - 2:06PM

    I am Pakistani Justice and i “SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL and speak no evil”. All is done is poetic justice in Pakistan.

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  • Pakistani
    Jun 14, 2013 - 2:10PM

    I thought Islam gives liberty of religious believes. And if so-called blasphemy was committed, the proof(newspaper) should be produced in courts and matter should be dealt with extreme sensitivity and honesty.

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  • Stranger
    Jun 14, 2013 - 2:13PM

    Err if I am not mistaken, then Pak was formed for all ‘minorities’ inclined towards Islam – Muslimes /Shias/Sunnis /Bohras/ Ahemadis /Qureishi … And now again they are infighting . I wonder why it was formed in the first place .Even today I feel Pak was and is better off with Ind.

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  • ezanius
    Jun 14, 2013 - 2:17PM

    @Bhai log: I would request you to kindly read out Quaid-e-Azam’s speech on August 11. You may find it on the website of National Assembly and it’s presence there reflects the importance of the content. One should be a human first and then Muslim.

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  • Amazed Observer
    Jun 14, 2013 - 2:20PM

    @Tufan Agha:
    Have you ever read the magazine in question named “Lahore”…?
    Go ask anyone from literary circle as to what it carried in for the last six decades…nothing but literary articles and it was fervently read in literary circles whether ahmadi or not…

    We as a nation have started to act like Jungle animals. In jungle if an animal starts running in fear then all others start to follow him without asking for reason…same is case here…some fanatics try to ban a magazine which is purely literary in nature….and then all of us who have never ever read that mag, start saying that oh yes it was blasphemous…..
    If it was so blasphemous then how it has been in circulation for so long even during Zia admin…???
    get a life and stop listening to rumour/hearsay…..

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  • ezanius
    Jun 14, 2013 - 2:20PM

    @Tufan Agha: Life and property of people is at stake because of the own citizens and muslims of this country. Come out of the fairy tales of involvement of a third hand or non-state actors. Accept the mistakes of self to move forward. This country is going no where with such intolerance and blind faiths.

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  • kanwal
    Jun 14, 2013 - 2:25PM

    Oh i am sure their property is at a very attractive place and they want it. So putting up this drama. This scam must stop. Someone needs to take action and that someone must be Shahbaz Sharif. This must stop now,

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  • Umer
    Jun 14, 2013 - 2:26PM

    What else do you expect from PMLN government?

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  • ashar
    Jun 14, 2013 - 2:36PM

    @Prof. Shahid Mobeen:
    When ahmedis say they are Muslims, this is blasphemous.

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  • ashar
    Jun 14, 2013 - 2:38PM

    @Tufan Agha:
    Agreed.

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  • faheema
    Jun 14, 2013 - 2:55PM

    @ Pakistani; There is wide gulf between honesty and a Pakistani as every section of society in Pakistan has its own definition of honesty and you know it well. Viciousness has been and will remain a yardstick to wield society by ill-influence. By targeting weaker sections goal is achieved conveniently. Ahmadies being weak in strength and lacking state protection, are easy to target and hence every ill-natured is after them.

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  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Jun 14, 2013 - 3:03PM

    @Jadoon:

    Pakistani constitution gives full
    protection to Ahmadis as non-muslims.

    You miss the point Sir. The problem is the fact that non-muslims needing protection to start with!

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  • Saad
    Jun 14, 2013 - 3:05PM

    Prabhjyot Singh Madan : Better you should learn the Definitation of MUSLIM too! Ahmedis are Non-Muslims by their beleives and Acts. Protection and Rights should be given to them as Minorities.

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  • awais
    Jun 14, 2013 - 3:22PM

    A pity- well such things will more be frequent- because our beloved Rana Sanaullah has good terms with all the extremists.

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  • FarmerDr
    Jun 14, 2013 - 3:48PM

    @Bhai log: I hope that was a facetious remark? Pakistan was born from India where Muslims were and are a minority. It was born to safeguard minorities rights claimed by Muslims.

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  • Jun 14, 2013 - 3:50PM

    @Pakistani: ” I thought Islam gives liberty of religious believes.”

    So , have you changed your belief that there is no place for religious freedom (belief) in Islam(ic )society.?

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  • FarmerDr
    Jun 14, 2013 - 3:51PM

    @threatning: Do you realize the contradiction in your argument? Are you not doing exactly what you accuse Ahmadis of doing?

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  • Ashvinn
    Jun 14, 2013 - 4:10PM

    @Prabhjyot Singh Madan:
    They are paying for their sins they wanted Muslim Pakistan to make them feel secure, Recommend

  • Kosher Niazi
    Jun 14, 2013 - 4:13PM

    It is called Occupy Movement not siege.

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  • Kosher Niazi
    Jun 14, 2013 - 4:16PM

    In other news Scientology Karachi branch office called Dianetics stayed open without any problems.

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  • Shaami
    Jun 14, 2013 - 4:28PM

    @Tufan Agha: For Muslims everything is Blasphemous and Non Muslims existence is considered Blasphemy in Islam now a days. Grow Up lad. You guys are crossing all limits of Sanity in this Civilized world.
    I have question when We Muslims make fun of HIndu Gods and Make fun of Christians and dont accept Jesus as a Son of God and Abuse Jews and their Religion so is it a Blasphemy for them as well or will they react in the same violent manner like Muslims are doing with Non Muslims now a days??,.

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  • Proletarian
    Jun 14, 2013 - 4:29PM

    http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/SelectedEssaysbyKarlMarx/OnTheJewish_Question

    Take the time to read the essay given in the link above.

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  • Waqas
    Jun 14, 2013 - 4:41PM

    Why always i have a feeling Tribune , News Week are more anti-Islamic and Pro – Fitna ! …….. and on certain spots they proove.

    People understanding media steps

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  • yasin
    Jun 14, 2013 - 4:43PM

    The government must deal with these religious fanatics with iron hand as they are tarnishing the image of the country in the commity of nations and doing no service to our most tolerent religion – ISLAM. Ahmadi’s are ‘non muslim miniroity’ under our constitution and with this status, they have very right to live with peace and security like other minorities.

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  • Jun 14, 2013 - 4:59PM

    @ Jadoon
    It were the constitutional amendment of 7th September,1974 and Presidential Ordinance No 20 of 27th April, 1984 that make Ahmadis liable to extreme hatred of the people by and large and easy target for extremist elements.

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  • Genesis
    Jun 14, 2013 - 5:04PM

    @ezanius:
    That is only on the website,not in practice.Minorities and particularly Hindus have no hope of surviving unless they convert.All minorities should be allowed to leave the country without restrictions.

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  • Reas Ekberg.
    Jun 14, 2013 - 5:06PM

    @Zaid Hamid: May be reated. But Pakistan belongs to Pakistanis which include all. All are tax payers. No minority. No majority.

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  • syed baqar ahsan
    Jun 14, 2013 - 5:07PM

    the courts are spreading intolerance in our society,the judges are most escorted and protected and still cowards-cannot judge what is right or wrong.Has any judge ordered to immediately arrest of those who comes with the false petition,if the judge is willing in the interest to state and public can get the correct picture of the case within court timing same day.

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  • Amazed Observer
    Jun 14, 2013 - 5:26PM

    @ashar:
    oh…so you mean if someone claims to be muslim then it is blasphemous….sect and iman put aside, just tell me how can you deicide who is muslim and who is not…????
    Terming someone muslim or non muslim means you have never heard of the hadith in which hazoor PBUH severely reprimanded a sahabi who had killed a person even after that person had said amantu billah, Hazoor asked , how did you know that he is not muslim, did you see his heart…??? I leave rest to your imagination….

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  • threatning
    Jun 14, 2013 - 5:32PM

    @FarmerDr

    You didn’t get my point, according to constitution of Pakistan Ahmedis are non muslims then why they not accept this? Why they have made a social boycot of the democratic system? They don’t participate in elections? It means they don’t want to abide by the laws.Recommend

  • Z.Khan
    Jun 14, 2013 - 5:35PM

    “Muhammad Yaqoob, a member of the United Khatam-i-Nabuwat told The Express Tribune that they had laid siege to the office to “Get God’s blessings”.
    Mr Yaqoob then why not lay siege to all minorities and non Muslims to get God s blessings once for all for the land of pure? Examine the possibility.

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  • qzj00
    Jun 14, 2013 - 5:35PM

    @Proletarian:

    >> http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/SelectedEssaysbyKarlMarx/OnTheJewish_Question
    Take the time to read the essay given in the link above.

    The supplied link displays:

    Wikisource does not have a text with this exact name
    Did you follow a link from a different website?
    Sometimes, it is necessary to change page names. As a result, links from external sites leading here can become broken. Luckily, there is a permalink feature to avoid this. On all regular pages, there is a link titled Permanent link in the toolbox on the left. If you came from an external site, please notify the webmaster of that site and ask them to use permalinks in the future. Not only does the link remain intact, but the page content remains at precisely the version when the link was added
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  • Azhar Rehman
    Jun 14, 2013 - 6:14PM

    @threatning:
    Great, if i say, you are not a muslim anymore, are you going to accept it?

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  • Anwar
    Jun 14, 2013 - 6:31PM

    and now they have blocked our websites including
    alislam.org

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  • Gp65
    Jun 14, 2013 - 6:34PM

    @Saad: There are 5 pillars of Islam and Ahmadis follow all 5. When Jinnah was asked about Ahmadis he said, if they call themselves Muslim, I will believe so. In any case on one hand, Muslims try to convert others to Islam anad here there are people that call themselves Muslim who are being punished for no crime greater than the fact they believe in Islam. If they write the kalima on their grave, their graves are defaced. Instead of indulging in the reflexive hatred, consider whether it is for humans to determine what someone’s faith. That makes me think that you do not have the confidence that Allah can do so on the day of judgment.Recommend

  • MUNAWAR
    Jun 14, 2013 - 7:19PM

    Very disappointing news. Pakistan is only country in the world where minorities are in such a bad shape. Shame on new government of Pakistan. Where is Pro nawaz league Chief Justice to take SUO MOTO on religious violations. There is no law in Pakistan, might is right.

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  • Saim
    Jun 14, 2013 - 7:27PM

    @threatning:

    Just a hypothetical case but ‘threatning’ what is your opinion on this, what if the Indian parliament decides that 250 Million Muslims in India are ‘Hindus’? should they accept and start living as Hindus because their parliament has decided thier religion. And if they don’t accept should they be subject to persecution same as being subjected on Ahmadies in Pakistan?…your opinion?

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  • Raza Rizvi
    Jun 14, 2013 - 7:31PM

    I live in Canada the majority here are Christans if they also do the same as the so called Muslims are doing in Pakistan then what will happen to the Muslims here it look that Pakistan has become a jungle that is owned by the extremist supported by the great Saudis sahme to be a Pakistani

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  • saeed
    Jun 14, 2013 - 7:46PM

    Time to change the color of Pakistani Flag….it should be complete ‘Green’ instead of current one showing white alongside green. While we are on it…we should renaming country. it can be changed to the ‘Kingdom of Pakarbia’…

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  • poleturtle
    Jun 14, 2013 - 7:46PM

    The white potion of the Pakistani Flag represents the Minorities.
    Then they decided to stick the Flagpole up the white portion.
    That’s the ideology of Pakistan !!

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  • Hamza
    Jun 14, 2013 - 7:58PM

    The fact that some outsiders come and comment against Pakistan on a Pakistani website makes me wanna flare up, i don’t know why they are not moderated. For those who are saying that Pakistan was better off with India are completely out of their minds. The situation that Pakistan is dealing now did not start form its birth, Pakistan was a prosperous country in the 1960’s and 1970’s, even after the formation of Bangladesh Pakistani tasted some success and growth. It all started after and during the Afghan War and Pakistan is still suffering from it. Now do Indians really think if Pakistan would be with them, we all would have been prosperous, I don’t think so. India with its population being 1,210,569,573, if was with Pakistan, there would be 183,391,000 addition. I don’t think that would be great. Then the Afghan refugee’s and all the clashes between Hindu and Muslims, could have led to a civil war, it should be clear that Pakistan would be formed no matter what, either in 1947 or later.
    Plus Indians have their own problems, they should deal with it on their own and stop menacing around with our problems Pakistan will find a good solution for sure. They should worry now about their fast decline in economy that started last year, i think more that half of you wouldn’t know about this, you are still believing that your economy is in a rise, well its declining rapidly and experts have not come up with a solution yet. Plus your poverty and growing middle class which causes one of the most drastic gaps i.e. economy gap. and don;t forget 153+ seperatist movements.

    as far as Ahmadi’s are concerned, i would like to give a small religious view on this. Islam says its not right to call someone who calls himself a Musalman a non-Muslim. If Ahmadi’s call them selves Muslims we have no right to call them non-muslims. (it could be right to call them Ahmadi muslims though)
    and if the government even thinks that Ahmadi’s are non-muslims then we should give them adequate security and rights. This can be started by bringing all the Ahmadi’s from the lower sector up for negotiations and devise an adequate plan. As far as i know these Ahmadi muslims are bound to hide their identities now.

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  • Moderate Muslim
    Jun 14, 2013 - 8:14PM

    @Bhai log:
    Pakistan was created in the name of Islam and will also be destroyed in the name of Islam.

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  • threatning
    Jun 14, 2013 - 8:36PM

    @azhar rehman: it matters if one doesn’t believe in the 73 amendment that affected ahmedies. I guess u got my point.

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  • Naveen
    Jun 14, 2013 - 8:46PM

    @Saad:
    “Better you should learn the Definitation of MUSLIM too! Ahmedis are Non-Muslims by their beleives and Acts. Protection and Rights should be given to them as Minorities.”

    Thanks but No Thanks,Countries like Saudi Arab or Pakistan are no examples for India to emulate and we do not wish to add one more item to the laundry list of challenges facing our liberal democracy. Btw Numerous such efforts to declare Ahmadis as non-Muslims have been witnessed here as well but thankfully our learned Courts and Judges have already ruled that Ahmedis are Muslims and until further directions, that is what has been and will be followed in future . Those who don’t like the verdict, are most welcome to leave for the heaven elsewhere.

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  • Ahmee (Pakistani Stationed US)
    Jun 14, 2013 - 9:19PM

    And than they ask why Allah SubahanatAllah is not on our side? Religions is one’s choice and a matter between oneself and his lord ALLAH SUBHANATALLAH, nothing less nothing more…

    Let ppl practice their religion or else “Tumhari Tabahi kay Mashware Hain Aasmanoon Mien”…Alas my Motherland :(

    May Peace, Love, Humanity Prevails…

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  • Pakistani
    Jun 14, 2013 - 9:35PM

    The fact is everybody on this planet is a Kafir in the eye of one mufti or the other. Ahmidis unpardonable sin is that they failed to win muftis over. So what can Nawaz, CJ, Zardari or anybody else do with it more than saying on oath that they “are not” Ahmedis.

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  • Mj
    Jun 14, 2013 - 9:39PM

    @qzj00:
    You can access the essay by searching for On the Jewish Question.
    @saeed:
    “Time to change the color of Pakistani Flag….it should be complete ‘Green’ “

    Not green, but black, with a hint of red to represent the blood, tears, and sacrifices of minorities.
    @Hamza:

    The anti-Ahmedi riots in Lahore, which claimed more than 100 lives, took place in the early 60s. So clearly, our intolerant dispensation goes way back.

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  • Azhar Rehman
    Jun 14, 2013 - 10:37PM

    ET – don’t filter my comment. A comment that got you thinking, right? So please, show that one as well.

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  • Aysha M
    Jun 14, 2013 - 10:41PM

    @ashar:
    No constitution in the world has ever tried to identify religion of indiviudals, unparalled in the history of modern legislation

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  • Jun 14, 2013 - 11:12PM

    Just to correct a small mistake. The founder and owner of the weekly magazine was SAQIB ZAVERI (and not Zervi) Zaveri was a well known literary figure and a poet. Besides poems, he also penned down film songs, W.Z. Ahmed’s “Waadah” (and probably ‘Roohi’ as well) were among them.
    P.S. I am not an Ahmedi nor do I grudge bias and hatred against any sect whatsoever.

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  • saeed
    Jun 14, 2013 - 11:20PM

    @Mj:

    Should follow Bangladesh flag…the red circle represents the blood they shed during the independence….

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  • Fuzail Ayaz Ahmad
    Jun 15, 2013 - 12:13AM

    This magzine Lahore is a Cultural Magazine. it is owned by family of Saqib Zeervi Sahib. who was an Icon of individual journalism in Pakistan. The magazine did a great job in creating harmony and love among communities of different opinion. The magazine was under siege due to owners being of an Ahmadi.

    The difference opinion is in-tolerated in my country where all ethical and human values are diminishing by the course of time.
    Saqib Zeervi an esteemed journalist from the breed of journalists who were from the Line of Zafar Ali Khan .Majeed Salik and Ghulam Rasool Mehar.This magazine always raised a voice against continuous oppression and coercion against Ahmadis.
    At the Moment this kind of magazine are a worth for the country. but the Coward Urdu press can not write a single word against this barbarian attack against the freedom of speech and thought.

    what i can say is just a verse of Akbar Hameedi

    جہاں دلیل کو پتھر سے توڑنا ٹہھرے
    وہ شہرسنگ دلاں سخت امتحان میں ہے
    unfortunately in our country argument is always treated by sword. this is the way which religious clerics and hierarchy of Pakistan practices with great zeal and zest.

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  • Avatar
    Jun 15, 2013 - 12:31AM

    @Jadoon:
    As non-muslims than yes, agreed.

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  • Jun 15, 2013 - 4:52AM

    Sad. Really sad.Recommend

  • Jun 15, 2013 - 7:04AM

    The opponents of Ahmadiyyat do all these things under the protection of Law but do not forgot that what was the fate of earlier ruler of Pakistan like Buhtto, Zia & so many others. In Pakistan the Jumat opponents have used all their tactics to harm Jumat members, its institutions to stop the progress of Jumat but all the times they have failed & the Jumat progressed by the grace of God. A country which should be thankful to Ahmadis for valuable services is victimizing them at all levels. Due to their this extremist attitude the country which has turned into a lawless state, Ahmadis deprived of their all rights making them unsafe has become heaven for all terrorist now every body is unsafe.

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  • AlChemist
    Jun 15, 2013 - 9:02AM

    Where are the proponents of free media? Is this all about photo sessions and availing cheap publicity when the major news organizations are cited but when the small papers are simply shut down by force of weaponry, no one says anything.

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  • ashar
    Jun 15, 2013 - 9:32AM

    @Fuzail Ayaz Ahmad:
    Never heard of a magazine with this name. Anyway, its alright. But why it is printing blasphemous material.

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  • Jun 15, 2013 - 10:32AM

    If you did not hear about the Magazine Lahore it is not your fault. It is a popular Magazine among world wide Ahmadiyya Community. it is one of the oldest magazine in Pakistan. it is weekly.

    its main focus is to attribute harmony and tolerance among people.

    it is not a glamorous magazine with half nude women on its titles as it is usually done.

    Saqib Zeervi founder of the magazine was a famous poet and writer and has marvelous melodious voice.
    he could be heard on the following web page.
    http://www.goldenpoems.com › All albums › Poems‎

    if you want to know more about him type Saqib Zeervi in google you will find

    may be follwing link be of your interes

    http://dawn.com/2011/07/28/five-great-editors-take-on-punjabi/

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  • ashar
    Jun 15, 2013 - 10:53AM

    @Fuzail Ayaz Ahmad:
    Thanks, I will check

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  • Azhar Rehman
    Jun 15, 2013 - 12:03PM

    @ashar:
    Did you see for yourself that blasphemous material? You cannot actually trust anyone these days!

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  • Reas Ekberg.
    Jun 15, 2013 - 2:40PM

    @Azhar Rehman: Yes my dear. People believe the propaganda. Allah says:

    “Do not follow that of which you have no knowledge. Verily the ear, the eye, the heart, each will be questioned”. (17:36)

    The real blasphemy is not believing Muhammad as messenger of God. All Christians, Jews, Himdus and those other than those who call themselves Muslims, dont believe that he was messenger of God. Will they fight with all ot them? They cannot. They cannot even think of doing that.

    I know HMGA of Qadian did not do any bad. He could not do any good even. Why to waste energies?

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  • expaki
    Jul 1, 2013 - 8:58PM

    @Zaid Hamid: “And then, Pakistan was created for minorities” that is how Jinnah represented it.

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