RABWAH, PAKISTAN — Publisher of the Pakistani-based Rabwah Times, a small online news publication founded in 2008 to highlight the plight the Islamic sect of Ahmadiyya, is today reporting its publisher, 21-year-old Ehsan A Rehan, has been receiving threatening phone calls calling on him to stop publishing stories against Khatm e Nabuwat.
According to Rabwah Times publisher, Ahmadiyya community members are being persecuted for their faith. With Pakistan’s political climate and elections coming up, he argued, it would be interesting to see where the main political candidates stand on religious freedom.
In Pakistan Ahmadis and Christians alike are often falsely accused and charged under the controversial blasphemy laws.
Rehan added “Just a few weeks back an Ahmadi student was expelled from COMSATS, an educational institution in Lahore and there was a media blackout regarding the incidence,”