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Pakistan: Punjab govt orders Ahmadiyya women magazine ‘Misbah’ banned, threatens Daily Al-Fazal

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Ahmadiyya Times: By Imran Jattala: Monthly Misbah, a women’s magazine published by the Ahmadiyya community in Pakistan for decades is ordered banned on the recommendation of a board of mullahs constituted by Shahbaz Shareef, the Chief Minister of the Punjab province in Pakistan.

The District Coordination Officer (DCO) Chiniot, Dr Irshad Ahmad, issued orders to immediately ban the publication because, as Dr Irshad Ahmad cites, the Mutehida Ulema Board [United Clerics’ Board] has made the ‘observation’ to cancel the magazine’s ‘Declaration’.

“In the light of the… observation,” wrote DCO in his order, “I am convinced that Monthly Magazine Misbah is being published in contravention of Press, Newspapers, News Agencies and Books Registration Ordinance 2002.”

The DCO did not point out any specific issue of the publication found in any violations.

“It was informed that propagation of Qadianiat [a derogatory terminology for Ahmadiyya faith] is a crime Under Section 298-C of PPC,” wrote DCO, Dr Ahmad in his official order of February 15, 2012. “The monthly Misbah has been declared as propagating Qadianiat and as such recommended to be banned by Mutehida Ulema Board Punjab.”

“Therefore, I Dr Irshad Ahmad, District Coordination Officer Chiniot hereby cancel the declaration in respect of Monthly Magazine Misbah authenticated by the then District Magistrate Jhang with immediate effect,” the order read. “The printer of Monthly Misbah is directed to stop circulation of the Monthly Misbah forthwith under information to this office.”

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16 Responses to Pakistan: Punjab govt orders Ahmadiyya women magazine ‘Misbah’ banned, threatens Daily Al-Fazal

  1. Solicitor Advocate Mansoor

    March 21, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Shame for this callous inhuman and unjust act of the Punjab government which has been openly sponsoring mullahism in the country and making daily lives of Ahmadis difficult. Ahmadis have no rights in Pakistan where is Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry and his sue motto action gone in this area of his justice or he only works in the interest of PML (N).

  2. Solicitor Advocate Mansoor

    March 21, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Shame for this callous inhuman and unjust act of the Punjab government which has been openly sponsoring mullahism in the country and making daily lives of Ahmadis difficult. Ahmadis have no rights in Pakistan where is Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry and his sue motto action gone in this area of his justice or he only works in the interest of PML (N). Banning of Ahmadi ladies’ magazine is barbaric and nonsensical.

  3. Rafiq A. Tschannen

    March 21, 2012 at 4:13 am

    and now Pakistan is a better state? Life has improved for its citizens? The Government of Pakistan has no other problems to solve?

  4. Nasrullah Khan

    March 21, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Misbah Magazine is read by millions of women and children all over the world. The ban is violation of basic Human Rights, especially women rights.So called Shareef Provencal government is totally failed to uphold the basic human rights rather they are promoting fundamentalism and terrorism by giving funds to banned terrorist organizations. The international Human rights organizations and NGOs should take notice of this in-justified act of an official of Provincial government of Punjab Pakistan.

  5. Raziya Mohamedali

    March 21, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Why not have a webpage of these publications, for the time being, and read it online and/or print at home and circulate among the ones who cannot do so online?

    Can this ridiculous and highly unjust Pakistani govt., block the reading of online material?

  6. Rafiq A. Tschannen

    March 21, 2012 at 9:11 am

    It could actually. It is easy to ‘block’ a website. OK, good ‘hackers’ might be able to get around it, but it could be ‘blocked’ from the usual local networks.
    (More IT conversant friends might elaborate).

  7. Raziya Mohamedali

    March 22, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I’ve just read the link you sent me Rafiq sb, and it’s so interesting to note that the countries who make this software available to countries like Pakistan to block certain sites on the Internet, themselves have great objection for the same to be used in the countries of origin….

    This sure is DOUBLE STANDARDS!

    And then these countries accuse the blocking ones of restricting freedom of speech, access, etc.

  8. Zarif Ahmad

    March 22, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious Ever Merciful.
    Innaa lillhe wa innaa elaihe rajiuoon.
    Very very shameful act of Punjab Government. It only depict the Moral Bank Corruption of So called Motahidda Ulama Board and its puppet Government. O! Allah do not impose us such people who have no mercy for us.
    Calling the wrath of Allah. Time for Prayers.
    Zarif Ahmad

  9. Kalimullah Khan

    March 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Shame on Government. Nawaz is marching in procession with Mullahs towards his own downfall.
    Wait for the time!!!!. Kalimullah Khan

  10. Zarif Ahmad

    March 25, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious Ever Merciful
    Shame on Government of Punjab. the Political History of Pakistan is witness that, Religious base political parties have always been rejected by the people of Pakistan. Politicians who have Mullah’s Agenda, they are actually calling to their political death.
    I wonder where are those Journalists at this time who has been raising hue and cray for the Freedom of Press and Freedom of Journalism. Where are the thinkers of Pakistan and what they would say about the Freedom of conscious, Our Journalism is for educational peaceful and Religious purposes only. Mr Hassan Nisar, Imran Khan and Altaf Hussain are bold enough to take its notice. Do not let Mullah impose upon you, as the Nation is already under the grip of Taliban-ism.may Allah has mercy on the Nation. Allah may not impose upon us such people who has no mercy or justice for us. Aameen
    Zarif Ahmad

  11. Zarif Ahmad

    March 25, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious Ever Merciful
    Shame on Government of Punjab. the Political History of Pakistan is witness that, Religious base political parties have always been rejected by the people of Pakistan. Politicians who have Mullah’s Agenda, they are actually calling to their political death.
    I wonder where are those Journalists at this time who has been raising hue and cray for the Freedom of Press and Freedom of Journalism. Where are the thinkers of Pakistan and what they would say about the Freedom of conscious, Our Journalism is for educational peaceful and Religious purposes only. Mr Hassan Nisar, Imran Khan and Altaf Hussain are bold enough to take its notice. Do not let Mullah impose upon you, as the Nation is already under the grip of Taliban-ism.may Allah has mercy on the Nation. Allah may not impose upon us such people who has no mercy or justice for us. Aameen. Pakistan Zindabad, fanaticism murdabad.
    Zarif Ahmad

  12. Aqeela Tayyab

    July 10, 2012 at 1:11 am

    The government did wt a true muslim is supoosed to do.Atleast one good work done by shehbaz government.
    Qadiyanis are out from islam….and are worse then kafir even.

  13. Rafiq A. Tschannen

    July 10, 2012 at 3:34 am

    Dear Aqeela, people ‘ban’ magazines, when they have no more arguments left. It is a compliment. Thanks a lot.

  14. Zarif Ahmad

    July 10, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious Ever Merciful
    Aqeela Tayyab Mohtarma! First of all I welcome you and congratulate you for posting your comments although negative, Still you have the chance of open mind and to come out of the chungle of fanatic Mullah. In the words of Allama Iqbal, “Deen-a-Mullah fee sbeelillah fasad” and in the words of Ghalib, ” Lag ho to ham usko samjhain Lagao …” at least it is your love for truth.
    Now instead of going into lengthy arguments I want to draw your kind attention to the Hadith of Rasoolulla sallho alaihe wa aalihe wasalim. Out of 73 sects of Muslims 72 will be hell bounded and the 73rd will be going to Jannah(t) paradise. These 72 sects are not agreed on any other issue still shedding blood of one another, they are agreed only on that Qadianies/Ahmadies are kafars…Will you accept fanatic Mullas or Rasoolullah P.b.u.h.??
    Hope you will continue partake in this discussion, may Allah Help you to understand properly and show you the light and guide you to accept it. Aameen.
    Wassalam,
    Zarif Ahmad

  15. Afaqi,

    December 12, 2012 at 3:46 am

    These type of rulers of Pj. who call themselves by the name of Shareef are sharif only in name because practically, they feel very pleased and happy in obeying the immoral demands and calls of the Mullah, about whom Allama Iqbal had said that these maulvis are very fond of making ‘fasad ( social upheaval and disturbances)in society in the name of God Almighty, ‘Fasad fi sabeelillah’. So banning the monthly ‘Misbah’ magazine of ladies of the world-wide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will make this person by the name of ShahbazShrif, in our national history as the most condemned and humiliated chief minister of punjab. Believe it that it was the same person, who tried to please maulvis by changing the name of the town of the Ahmadiyya headquarter from Rabwah to Chenab Nagar. Such ‘heroic’ acts and performances of by this man will render him to be called the most timid ‘Chirya’like CM amongst Pj. rulers. One should not expect anything from these rulers any ‘shareefana’,gentle-man-like performance.