Pak school expels 4 Ahmadi students for ‘their faith’

Updated: Sep 23 2022 9:06PM

Lahore, Sep 23 (PTI) Four students belonging to the Ahmadi community were expelled from a school for “their faith” in Pakistan’s Punjab province on Friday, the latest incident of discrimination against members of the minority community.

Pakistan’s Parliament in 1974 declared the Ahmadi community as non-Muslims. A decade later, they were banned from calling themselves Muslims. They are banned from preaching and from travelling to Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage.

“Four students – Huzaifa Nasir, Aneela Aqib, Abeer Ahmad Saifi and Nimra Qureshi of Grade III, VI, IX and X respectively – have been expelled by the administration of the school (Educators) for their faith in Attock city (some 400 km from Lahore),” Jamaat-e-Ahmadiya Punjab spokesperson Amir Mahmood told PTI.