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History of persecution 1981 to 1990

1982
Feb 19
Chaudhry Maqbool Ahmad martyred in Panu Aqil. Sindh.
1983
Apr 08
Grave of an Ahmadi disinterred and was buried at an unknown place in Leyyah.
Apr 18
Master Abdul Hakeem Abro, President of Ahmadiyya Muslim community martyred in Larkana.
Aug 09
Dr. Muzaffar Ahmad martyred in Michigan, USA. Detroit Mission House destroyed in Bomb Blast.
Sep 18
Sheikh Nasir Ahmad martyred in Okara on Eidul Azha day.
1984
Feb 26
Government of Pakistan did not permit to hold All Pakistan Nasir Basketball and Badminton tournaments in Rabwah.
Apr 10
Mr. Abdul Hameed martyred in Mehrabpur district Nawabshah.
Apr 18
A 70 years old Ahmadi resident of Rabwah, Syed Niaz Mohammad Shah was severally tortured in Chiniot.
Apr 20
Ahmadiyya Mosque burnt in Jhang.
Apr 20
Ahmadiyya Mosque destructed in Bagar Sargana district Multan.
Apr 26
Gen. Ziaul Haq promulgated anti-Ahmadiyya Ordinance XX restricting Ahmadis to preach and profess their belief. Many Ahmadis were arrested within days of promulgation of this ordinance.
May 01
Supreme Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community left Pakistan to live in UK as a result of notorious anti-Ahmadiyya ordinance XX.
May 03
Qureshi Abdur Rehman martyred in Sukkur, Sindh.
Jun 16
Dr. Abdul Qadir martyred in Faisalabad.
Jun 25
Hakeem Khursheed Ahmad, President Amoomi, Chaudhry Zahoor Ahmad Bajwa, Nazir Amoor Aama and four other Ahmadis arrested in a false case.
Oct 26
Students of a religious seminary attacked Ahmadiyya Mosque in Sahiwal to remove Kalima Tayyeba. On resistance from Ahmadi caretaker, a case was registered against 11 Ahmadis.
Dec 12
Government sealed Ziaul Islam Press Rabwah for three months. Declaration of daily Alfazal, Rabwah was cancelled.
1985
Jan 24
An Ahmadi from Data district Hazara was sentenced to one year imprisonment and Rs.500 fine for Aitekaaf
Jan 28
Mr. Najmul Hassan, President District Sukkur sustained serious injuries in an attack.
Mar 15
Dr. Enaamur Rehman martyred in Sukkur.
Mar 19
An Ahmadi of Mansehra was sentenced to six months imprisonment and Rs1,000 fine for saying Assalam-o-Alaikum (Islamic Salutation).
Apr 07
Chaudhry Abdul Razzaq, President district Nawabshah martyred in Bhirya Road district Nawabshah.
May
Ahmadiyya Mosque in Oslo, Norway was partially damaged in Bomb Blast.
Jun 09
Dr. Aqeel Bin Abdul Qadir, a leading Eye Specialist, martyred in Hyderabad, Sindh.
Jun 16
Special Military Court handed out death sentence to Mohammad Ilyas Muneer, Ahmadiyya missionary and Rana Naeem-uddin Ahmad, caretaker of Sahiwal Mosque. Four other Ahmadis were sentenced to imprisonment of 7 years each.
Jul 08
Shop belonging to an Ahmadi was ransacked in Chiniot.
Jul 29
Chaudhry Mahmood Ahmad martyred in Pannu Aqil district Sukkur.
Aug 10
Qureshi Mohammad Aslam, Ahmadi Missionary martyred in Trinidad.
1986
Feb 19
Chaudhry Maqbool Ahmad martyred in Pannu Aqil, Sindh.
Apr 18
Mirza Munawwar Beg martyred in Lahore.
May 09
Ahmadiyya Mosque in Quetta sealed by authorities after it was attacked by a mob. Many Ahmadis were arrested.
May 11
Syed Qamrul Haq and Rao Khalid Suleman martyred in Sukkur.
Jun 09
Ms. Rukhsana martyred on Eidul Fitr day in Mardan.
Jul 09
Babu Abdul Ghaffar aged 80 martyred in Hyderabad.
Jul 27
7 Ahmadis arrested in Mardan.
Aug 17
Ahmadiyya Mosque ransacked in Mardan on Eidul Azha day. All the valuables were looted and Mosque was razed. 90 Ahmadis were arrested out of which, 86 were released on Aug 18.
1987
Feb 25
Ghulam Zaheer Ahmad martyred in Sohawa, Jehlum.
Aug
An attempt was made to arson Noor Mosque, Holland.
1988
Jan 05
Mr. Maqbool Ahmad Zabeeh, Ahmadi Missionary was arrested in Malawi. He was released on 30th March.
Jan 18
Dr. Naseer Ahmad escapes murder attempt in Pudedan, Sindh.
Feb 18
Mr. Abdul Azeez escapes murder attempt in Qazi Ahmad, Nawabshah.
Mar 08
An Ahmadi was arrested for inscription of Kalima Tayyeba on his house at Sargodha.
Apr 10
A criminal case was registered against an Ahmadi for inscription of Kalima Tayyeba on his house at Gojra.
May 14
An Ahmadi was arrested in Wara district Larkana for his belief.
May 14
Session Court, Jhang rejected bail application of an Ahmadi booked for inscribing Kalima Tayyeba on his house.
May 18
An Ahmadi was sentenced to six months imprisonment for writing Bismillah (In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Ever Merciful) on wedding card at Attock.
May 23
An Ahmadi resident of Nankana Sahib was beaten mercilessly for recitation of Holy Quran.
May 25
An Ahmadi student was tortured and later arrested under Section 298-C at Sargodha.
May 26
Four Ahmadis were arrested in Gorgej, Larkana.
Jun 10
Hakeem Mohammad Rafi, owner of Nasir Dawakhana, Rabwah was arrested on the charges for printing Kalima Tayyeba on Calendar.
Jun 14
Two Ahmadis were arrested in Toba Tek Singh.
July
Many Ahmadis were arrested countrywide including Rabwah, on charge of distributing literature containing Mubahila challenge from Supreme Head of Ahmadiyya Jamaat.
Aug 19
An Ahmadi was arrested for his belief at Peer Mahal district Toba Tek Singh.
Sep 09
9 Ahmadis were arrested for their faith in Chak 88-GB district Faisalabad. They were sentenced to three years’ imprisonment and fine on Nov. 16, 1992.
Sep 11
Authorities removed Kalima Tayyeba from Ahmadiyya Mosque in Dijkot, district Faisalabad.
Sep 12
A case was registered against an Ahmadi resident of Gojra.
Sep
Two Ahmadis were arrested at Kothiwala district Multan and five Ahmadis were arrested at Chak 97 district Sahiwal, for their faith.
Oct 22
Five Ahmadis arrested in Gujranwala.
Oct 25
A case was registered against an Ahmadi Missionary along with his two relatives at Shurqpur district Sheikhupura. In March, 1995 the case was changed to include blasphemy charges. They were sentenced to life imprisonment and Rs.50,000 fine each on 1st December, 1995.
Oct 29
An Ahmadi was arrested in Mardan.
Nov 30
Six Ahmadis were arrested for writing Bismillah (In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Ever Merciful) on a wedding card at Islamabad. They were arrested just a few hours before the wedding ceremony.
Dec 12
An Ahmadi resident of Rabwah was tortured at Chiniot while he was on his way to Faisalabad. Police registered a case against him and arrested him instead of arresting the culprits.
Dec 13
Case was registered against the Editor and Publisher of Alfazal.
Dec 27
Case registered against two Ahmadis of Khushab for writing Quranic Verses on wedding card.
Dec 31
Another case was registered against the Editor and Publisher of Alfazal.
Dec
An Ahmadi of Gujranwala was sentenced to one year imprisonment and Rs.1,000 fine for wearing a badge of Kalima Tayyeba.
1989
Jan 01
An Ahmadi was arrested for using Islamic Salutation (Assalam-o-Alaikum) at Faisalabad.
Jan 06
Qazi Muneer Ahmad, Manager Ziaul Islam Press, Rabwah arrested.
Mar 09
Khawaja Sarfraz Ahmad, a renowned Ahmadi Advocate of Sialkot was stabbed by one Aslam Qureshi. Mr. Ahmad sustained serious injuries.
Mar 12
An Ahmadi student of Phagla district Mansehra was sentenced to one year imprisonment and Rs.1,000 fine.
Mar 23
Provincial Government of Punjab imposed ban on Ahmadiyya centenary celebration. Lighting, distribution of sweets and/or food, displaying of banners/posters were banned. Many Ahmadis were arrested for allegedly violating these restrictions.
Apr 08
Cases registered against Editors, Printers and Publishers of daily Alfazal, Monthly Khalid, Tasheez-ul-Azhaan and Misbah, Rabwah. Another case was registered against an Ahmadi of Rabwah.
Apr 10
Ahmadiyya Mosque, Library and two shops were set on fire at Chak 563 GB district Faisalabad.
Apr 12
17 Ahmadi houses were attacked at Nankana Sahib out of which 6 houses were burnt to ashes. Five Ahmadis were seriously injured in riots. Ahmadiyya Mosque was destroyed. (Pictures)
Apr 15
Ahmadiyya Mosque burnt in Nawabshah. Two Ahmadis sustained injuries.
May 14
Dr. Munawwar Ahmad martyred in Skrund, Sindh.
May 17
Ahmadiyya Mosque desecrated in Chak 46 North, Sargodha. Police removed Kalima Tayyeba from Mosque.
May
Seven cases registered against Ahmadiyya papers and periodicals including 12 issues of daily Alfazal.
Jun 04
An Ahmadi was arrested for writing Kalima Tayyeba on his shop in Khushab.
Jun 04
House of the President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Phagla district Mansehra was set on fire.
Jun 12
Police desecrated Ahmadiyya Mosque in Lahore and covered Kalima Tayyeba with wooden sheets. This was done around 3 AM in the morning.
Jun 15
Kalima Tayyeba was removed from an Ahmadi’s house at Chawinda, Sialkot. Loud Speaker was removed from Ahmadiyya Mosque. Three Ahmadi advocates were arrested.
Jun 21
An Ahmadi was sentenced to two years imprisonment and Rs.1,000 fine for writing Quranic Verses in Sargodha.
Jun 21
Two Ahmadis were arrested in Chak 275GB Pensera and Chak 84 Surshemeer Road district Faisalabad for writing Kalima Tayyeba on their shops’ sign board.
Jun 23
Four Ahmadis including President and Ahmadiyya Missionary were arrested in Mardan.
Jul 12
A case was registered against three Ahmadis for writing Kalima Tayyeba on Ahmadiyya Mosque in Chak 37 South, district Sargodha.
July 16
Riot and arson in Chak Sikandar district Gujrat. Three Ahmadis Mr. Nazeer Ahmad Saqi, Mr. Rafique Ahmad Saqib and a minor Ms. Nabeela Qamar aged 10 were martyred. 100 houses were burnt to ashes. 13 Ahmadis were arrested.. (Pictures)
Jul 25
Kalima Tayyeba was removed from Ahmadiyya Mosque and from the house of President Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Kharian. Residence of Ahmadiyya Missionary was searched by authorities.
Jul 26
Five Ahmadis were arrested at Chak 164 South, district Sargodha.
Aug 02
Dr. Abdul Qadeer Jadran martyred in Qazi Ahmad district Nawabshah.
Aug 29
A case was registered against two Ahmadis of Peer Mahal district Toba Tek Singh. They were arrested on 9th September and were released after 22 days.
Sep 11
Ahmadiyya Missionary was tortured and then arrested. He remained 14 days behind bars.
Sep 16
Kalima Tayyeba was removed from all Ahmadi houses in Burewala district Vihari.
Sep 16
More cases were registered against daily Alfazal and other periodicals. Till this date there were 7 cases against daily Alfazal, 4 against monthly Khalid, 3 each against Tasheez-ul-Azhaan and Tehrek-e-Jadeed. Total 34 cases were pending against Muneer Ahmad, printer of above papers and periodicals.
Sep 28
Dr. Abdul Qudoos Jadran martyred in Nawabshah.
Oct 06
Two Ahmadis were arrested in Mundi Bahauddin for writing Kalima Tayyeba on tombstone. One of them was 80.
Oct 19
Old Ahmadiyya Mosque was sealed by authorities in Kharian.
Oct 20-22
Permission to hold Annual Ijtimaat (Congregations) of Ahmadiyya youth and ladies was cancelled abruptly when they were in progress. Permission to hold Ijtimaa was granted a week earlier but was cancelled on Oct 21. Nazir Amoor-e-Aama Sahibzada Mirza Khursheed Ahmad, Nazir Islah-o-Irshaad Maqami Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and two workers of Nizarat Amoor-e-Aama were arrested on the night of 21st October. They were later released on 22nd.
Nov 01
Kalima Tayyeba was removed from two different places in Rabwah.
Nov 06
Opponents auctioned the looted household items belonging to Ahmadis of Chak Sikandar.
Nov 13
An Ahmadi lady teacher was arrested in Phurra district Gujrat.
Nov 16
Ahmadiyya Mosque desecrated at Kot Nawabshah district Mundi Bahauddin. Kalima Tayyeba inscription was removed.
Nov 20
An Ahmadi of Khushab was sentenced to two years imprisonment for printing Bismillah on wedding card.
Nov 20
All Ahmadi residents of Chak Sikandar district Gujrat were given an ultimatum to recant or get ready to be killed.
Nov 24
A case was registered against 9 Ahmadis for setting up a free medical camp in Bahawalpur. Eight of them were arrested.
Dec 05
President Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was arrested at Marala district Gujrat.
Dec 15
A case under anti-Ahmadiyya section 298-C was registered against entire Ahmadi population of Rabwah.
Dec 15
An Ahmadi traveling in a Bus was tortured at Jauharabad, Khushab.
Dec 18
Case was registered against thirteen leading officials of Jamaat Ahmadiyya Pakistan.
1990
Jan 13
Four Ahmadis were arrested at Abbotabad.
Jan 17
Qazi Basheer Ahmad Khokhar martyred at Sheikhupura.
Feb 23
An Ahmadi Engineer of Multan was sentenced to one year imprisonment and Rs.5,000 fine for wearing badge of Kalima Tayyeba and offering prayers.
Mar 10
An Ahmadi of Sargodha was arrested for wearing a ring containing inscription of AlaisuAllah o Bekafin Abdohoo (Is God not sufficient for His servant?).
Mar 28
An Ahmadi of Fort Abbas was arrested for inscribing Kalima Tayyeba at his house.
Apr 03
11 Ahmadis were sentenced to two years rigorous imprisonment and Rs.5,000 fine each. These included Maulana Dost Mohammad Shahid, Historian of Ahmadiyyat. They were released on bail after one month.
Apr 08
Another case was registered against Editor, Publisher and Printer of daily Alfazal.
Jun 21
Ziaul Islam Press and daily Alfazal were shutdown by Government.
Jun 30
Mubashir Ahmad martyred in Timapur, Karnataka (India).
Nov 09-11
Permission to hold Annual Ijtimaat (congregations) of Ahmadiyya youth and ladies were cancelled hours before commencements despite the fact that thousands had already reached Rabwah from all corners of the country. A ban under Section 144 was imposed. Permission was earlier granted by authorities on 3rd November. On 8th November permission to use loud speakers was cancelled.
Nov 16
Mr. Naseer Ahmad Alvi martyred in Dour, district Nawabshah.

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