Chak No. 24, District Sanghar; Aug 27, 2023:
In Chak 24, District Sanghar there exists an Ahmadiyya Community mosque within the boundaries of Dr. Azhar Iqbal’s agriculture farmhouse (District President of Ahmadiyya Community Sanghar) and his brother Mr. Mazhar Iqbal’s (Director Waqf e Jadid Rabwah) property. This place of worship has been a part of the community for an extended period. Renovation work commenced in July due to its deteriorating condition. However, opponents lodged a complaint with the police, urging them to dismantle the arch and minarets of the worship place. In response, vandals attempted to set the worship place ablaze through mob attacks. The local DPO and SHO inspected the area, sealing the worship place, despite being informed of its historical significance. To compound matters, both brothers were unjustly charged on July 4, 2023, although no arrests were made. Under the duress of imminent arrest and threats from opponents, Mr. Azhar Iqbal reluctantly allowed his adversaries to proceed as they pleased. Consequently, on August 27, 2023, a group of opponents, emboldened by this acquiescence, vandalized the mosque’s mehrab.