Tragic Shooting of Two Ahmadis in Mandi Bahauddin

Rahat Ahmad Bajwa

Chenab Nagar, June 8, 2024 – In a deeply disturbing incident, two members of the Ahmadiyya community were fatally shot in broad daylight in Saad Ullah Pur, District Mandi Bahauddin. Ghulam Sarwar, 62, was killed near his home after attending Zuhr prayers, and Rahat Ahmad Bajwa, 30, was targeted while returning from his catering center. The alleged perpetrator, Syed Ali Raza, a teenage student from a local madrassah, has confessed to the murders, motivated by the victims’ faith. These two incidences have heightened concerns over the escalating anti-Ahmadiyya sentiment in Pakistan.

Mr. Ghulam Sarwar was 62 years old. He was into farming. He has left behind a widow and 6 Children as mourners. Mr. Rahat Ahmad Bajwa was running a restaurant. He has left behind a widow and 2 young daughters as mourners. Both of the deceased were buried in Rabwah on June 9, 2024.

The Spokesperson of the Ahmadiyya Community has demanded that the Government should put an end to the hate campaign against Ahmadis in Pakistan and bring the perpetrators of the deceased to accountability.