Ahmadi businessman threatened for ransom

Sakrand, District Nawabshah; February 2021: Mr. Javed Ahmad Athwal, an Ahmadi, runs a business of fertilizers and cement here. Last month Mr. Athwal received a letter for ransom to the amount of Rs. 6 million. “Jamiat Ulama e Islam” was written at the head of the letter. Mr. Athwal was told to deliver the ransom money to the nearby mosque or vacate the shops. The matter was reported to senior police officers, who issued instructions to the local police. Mr. Athwal has installed CCTV cameras at his business location and hopes that these actions would deter the mullas.