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The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding officials from the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), Punjab, having raided the headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Community, a minority religious group, declared non-Muslim by the Constitution. During the raid, the officers manhandled and tortured persons, made four arrests, registered cases against 9, and confiscated office material (laptops, computers, numerous cell phones, and a scanning machine, photocopier, and sealed printing press. One, severely injured during the torture, has now been admitted to hospital.

The raid was conducted a day after day after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif posthumously acknowledged the contribution of the first Pakistani Nobel laureate physicist, Dr. Abdul Salam, an Ahmadi by faith, by allowing his name to remain attached to the Physics Department of Quaid-e-Azam UniversiThe raity.

Asian Human Rights Commission: Pakistan Investigate the raid and harassment at Ahmadiyya Headquarters