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Ahmadi leader’s family offered to withdraw case: accused
Daily Times, Pakistan
Friday, January 22, 2010

Ahmadi leader’s family offered to withdraw case: accused

Claim they want Khatam-e-Nabuwat Youth Wing dismantled
Family deny allegation, say accused conducting anti-Ahmadi propaganda

LAHORE: The four men accused of murdering Professor Muhammad Yousaf, an Ahmadi leader from Ferozewala, have claimed that the man’s family has offered to withdraw the case against them if the Khatam-e-Nabuwat Youth Wing (KNYW) is shut down. Muhammad Ahmed Faridi, Inamullah – the president of the KNYW — Ashraf and Haji Arshad, all currently being held at the Ferozwala Police Station, told Daily Times on Thursday that the complainant had sent them various messages, offering to withdraw the case against them provided that the men guaranteed that they quit the KNYW and dismantled its operations, a claim that the complainant denies. Faridi said Inamullah had been “indirectly” contacted by the complainant, with an offer to withdraw the case against the men if they would quit the KNYW. They said they would never quit the KNYW, going as far as saying that they would prefer to die before they thought of leaving the organisation. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Member of the Provincial Assembly Pir Ashraf Rasool, who is allegedly favouring the accused, told Daily Times that the complainant had asked him to offer the compromise to the accused. He said the accused had informed him that they were ready to face imprisonment or even the death sentence for the sake their beliefs. Fatehul Din, Yousaf’s son, told Daily Times that no one had made any such offer to the four men, adding that the accused were trying to divert attention from the real issue. He said they were trying to gain sympathy in the public and were trying to fuel public bias against Ahmadis. rana tanveer

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