In the last week two Qadiani (Ahmadi) religious leader including one medical doctor, Abdul Mannan Siddiqui were murdered by the unknowns. It is reported that these are first such incidents that took place in the province of Sindh. Dr. Abdul Mannan was running a private hospital in Mirpur Khas where according to Ahmadia Jamaat he was treating many poor people for free or at very low fees. The second person murdered was Mr. Muhammad Yousaf, president of Ahmadia Jamaat in Nawabshah. He was going for offering his prayer, when two motorcyclists opened fire on him and he could not survive.
It is being said that both murders took place after the telecasting of Geo TV programme ‘Aalim Online’ on 7th of September 2008 to mark the anniversary of Qadianis non-Muslim declaration. Although Qadianis were declared as non-Muslims by the National Assembly in 1974, it is shameful to kill the religious minorities in a time when Pakistan is already going through a very critical time since its existence. Government must take immediate action to find the culprits and bring them to justice. Islam teaches us tolerance and forgiveness so that the non-Muslims can convert into Islam by following our attitude.