Baird and Minister Yelich Condemn Violence Against Religious Communities in Pakistan

John Baird

John Baird

Courtesy of Zakaria Virk, the Muslim Times’ Editor for Canada

May 27, 2014 – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today issued the following statement:

“Canada is deeply saddened by the death of a Canadian doctor, Mehdi Ali Qamar, who was murdered in Pakistan on May 26. His murder is believed to be due to his Ahmadi faith. Sadly, he is among dozens of Ahmadis killed for their faith in recent years.

“Canada condemns the pattern of violence against religious communities in Pakistan and the unacceptable disregard of the universal right to practise one’s religion in peace and security.

“Such violence is a clear violation of the right to religious freedom and must not be tolerated. Canada calls on the Pakistani government to stop the persecution of Ahmadis and to ensure that all Pakistanis can practise their faith without fear.

“On behalf of all Canadians, we extend our prayers and deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Dr. Qamar.

“Canadian consular officials are in contact with local authorities and are providing assistance to the family during this difficult time.”


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  1. In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious Ever Merciful
    Canada Zindabad, Jazakomullah Khira for the Government of Canada as she Always set a good example to follow and it is a very good humanitarian jesture.
    The Ahmadies are Always petriot and welwisher of their country and Always gave greater sacrificies for the country, however it is very sade on the part of Government of Pakistan and its politicians, they are dumb in these matters. I wonder that how this country will progress and its people will be prosperous while Mullahs are free to create chãos and disorder in the country while the benefactors of the country rather Humanity blood and life is so cheep, that no one in the country care for them, even police is reluctant to enter FIR.
    It is pointed out that when Mulla Fazlur-Rehman had a heart problem,he was treated by na Ahmadi doctor

  2. جزا کُمُ اللہ احسن الجزاء canada Govt.

    اللہ تعالیٰ پاکستا ن میں رہنے والے سب احمدیوں اور پا کستا ن کا حا فظ و نا صر ہو

  3. Makes you wonder which is worse the brutality of the perpetrator or the silence of the good people.

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