Police in Pakistan's Punjab province destroy minarets of minority Ahmadi community's worship place

Updated: Jul 15 2023 9:57PM

Lahore, Jul 15 (PTI) The minarets of a worship place of the minority Ahmadi community were demolished by police in Pakistan's Punjab province after a radical Islamist party threatened to attack it, officials said on Saturday.

Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) on Friday gave a warning to police to either demolish the minarets of the worship place of Ahmadis at the Kala Gujran in Jehlum district of Punjab, some 225 kilometres from Lahore, or it would attack it, a Punjab government official told PTI on Saturday.

"Police summoned the Ahmadi leaders of the area and asked them to demolish the minarets of their worship place as they could not build them under law or they would themselves demolish the place," the official said.