Plea filed against Pakistan Army chief for being Ahmadi Muslim

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Allah forbids you not, respecting those who have not fought against you on account of your religion, and who have not driven you forth from your homes, that you be kind to them and act equitably towards them; surely Allah loves those who are equitable.
Allah only forbids you, respecting those who have fought against you on account of your religion, and have driven you out of your homes, and have helped others in driving you out, that you make friends of them, and whosoever makes friends of them — it is these that are the transgressors. (Al Quran 60:8-9)

(Left) Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa during his investiture ceremony. (Photo | Twitter).  The Muslim Times has the best collection to overcome sectarian divide among the Muslims

Saturday, November, 23, 2019

The plea also named the former DG ISI Rizwan Akhtar for failing to fulfil his duty as a Muslim by not informing the government that Bajwa does not belong to the religion.

PESHAWAR: A petition has been filed against Pakistan Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, for serving at the top post despite being an Ahmadi Muslim.

The petition, filed by former Major Khalid Shah in Peshawar High Court, alleged that Bajwa belongs to Qadiani community. Qadianis also known as Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan and have been declared as non-Muslims by the heads of all sects.

Notably, according to Pakistan’s Constitution, a non-Muslim officer cannot be appointed as the army chief.

The plea also named the former DG ISI Rizwan Akhtar for failing to fulfil his duty as a Muslim by not informing the government that Bajwa does not belong to the religion.

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8 replies

  1. I hope and pray that there comes a day when Pakistan realizes their discrimination against Ahmadi Muslims and resolves it. There are so many countries around the world that are peaceful even though there are many religions practised by different people. It would be wise that Pakistan follows in the footsteps of these other countries and allows everyone to have the right to religion.

    • I mean the joke here is that General Bajwa is in fact not a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Religious bias is used for political gain, as usual.

      • It’s a tragedy that Pakistani politicians always use religion as a weapon ……whenever they want to accuse someone they declare him “Ahmadi Muslim” (which are not Muslim according to Pakistani law)
        Same thing happened here…it’s just not true

  2. Demoting someone from a position they deserve to be at simply based religious identity will not stop them from achieving greater heights and will not stop Ahmadiyyat from spreading. The real Law is not in the hands of human but in the hands of God Almighty.

  3. Notably, according to Pakistan’s Constitution, a non-Muslim officer cannot be appointed as the army chief. What country is that??? No One is safe even they have “Muslim” prime Minister appointed??? What can we say only pray for the poor peoples of Pakistan. May Allah Guides them to real path. Ameen

  4. Alhamdo lilha, ahmadies always standing with Pakistan in any difficulties.But ulmaa never missed any chance of getting criticism and blamed.MayGod give him right path.

  5. Alhamdo lilha, ahmadies always standing with Pakistan in any difficulties.But ulmaa never missed any chance of getting criticism and blamed.MayGod give him right path.

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