We are deeply perturbed and stressed to learn that leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) are trying to persuade the local Police Force to evict all Ahmadis from the District because of their faith and belief, in another horrific escalation of anti-Ahmadiyya persecution.
The Ahmadis in Khushab have been the victims of life-threatening persecution and opposition to the extent that they had to be provided with special security.
Now PML-Q Leaders want that security to be withdrawn and leave the Ahmadis unprotected at the mercy of the blood thirsty Mullahs and their hooligan accomplices who hold extremely malicious views against innocent Ahmadi Muslims.
The Punjab Government urgently needs to take notice of this appalling development and restrain PML-Q to indulge in such activities which are certain to ruin the international prestige of Pakistan and further disrupt its peace.
The Government of Pakistan has been repeatedly warned to respect and honour its obligations to international Charters and ensure fundamental freedoms, particularly the freedom of Religion of all its citizens without any discrimination of faith and belief. Treating them brutally and suffocating them in this way is not just extremely horrific but completely inhumane.
Once again, we call upon the World Community to intervene and urge Pakistan to ensure that all Ahmadis in Pakistan enjoy the basic human right to profess and practice their faith freely and ensure their safety and security.
This terrible situation requires urgent international intervention. Political and faith leaders from across the world just met in London to secure Freedom of Religion and Belief for everyone worldwide yet here we are with absolute contradiction of all the Charters on Freedom of Religion. For the respect of all that was resolved in the international conference, the world must take immediate and urgent action to ensure that Ahmadis in Pakistan enjoy their full right to their religion and are able to freely practice their faith as required.
We repeatedly and strongly urge the international community to impress upon the Government of Pakistan to honour its responsibility, to provide effective protection and freedom of religious practice to Ahmadis, that perpetrators of such vicious attacks should be brought to justice, and to bring its laws and practices in conformity with international standards as ordained by Article 20, United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 2, 18 and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Article 25, 26.