We regret to report an incident of a gun firing at three Ahmadi households in Peshawar at around midnight on March 12/13, 2021 by unknown gunmen.

In recent months, four Ahmadis were killed in Peshawar in faith-based attacks.

Following press release was issued by the Press Section of Ahmadiyya head office in Rabwah:

Press Release

PESHAWAR: CONTINUED ATTACKS ON AHMADIS. GUN FIRING AT THREE AHMADI HOUSEHOLDS. CASE REGISTERED. In recent months, four ahmadis WERE killed in peshawar in faith-based attacks.

The state must stop hate campaign against the Ahmadiyya community and provide effective protection to Ahmadis: spokesperson Ahmadiyya community.

Around midnight of 12/13.03.2021, three Ahmadi households in Bazid Khel, Peshawar became a victim of a direct gun firing. Fortunately, no one was harmed in this horrific incident. An FIR of the incident was registered at Police Station: Budh Bair. Based on the information provided, the three households belonged to Ahmadis namely, Mr Arshad Iqbal, Mr Rooh-al-Amin & Mr Muhammad Rafiq.

Bullet shots on the door

Spokesperson Ahmadiyya Community while offering his sorrow and grief over this unfortunate incident, expressed his concerns over the increase in the hate campaign against Ahmadiyya Community (the “Community”) in Pakistan, in general, and especially in Peshawar.

Bullet shots on the wall


There is also a recent increase in fatal attacks against members of the Community. This is the 9th such serious attack on the Community. On 11.02.2021 in Bazid Khel, Peshawar Mr Abdul Qadir, an Ahmadi of age 65, was shot dead at the doorstep of a medical centre owned by an Ahmadi.

Shortly after Mr Abdul Qadir’s killing, an unprovoked hate campaign was launched against the Community. On 25.02.2021, a procession in Peshawar took place where violence against Ahmadis was promoted. The participants of the procession further threatened Ahmadis and demanded them to abandon the city of Peshawar.

The spokesperson further expressed that these attacks are creating a sense of deep insecurity amongst members of the Community while the Ahmadis of Peshawar are living in a deep atmosphere of fear. He demanded that perpetrators of this vicious attack should be brought to justice and that the Government must put an end to such a hate campaign against Ahmadis.