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Obama plans to use Netflix deal to stop political divisiveness

Former President Obama said Wednesday he plans to use his new production deal with Netflix to combat political divisiveness.
At an event hosted by software company Okta in Las Vegas, Obama said that the new multiyear deal he and the former first lady announced with Netflix earlier this week will be focused on identifying and promoting stories that create better understanding between people with different views.
"President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features," the company said on Monday.
Obama said he hoped the stories would help advance past the divisive political discourse that has plagued Washington for decades.
"Everyone has a story that is pretty sacred," Obama said, according to Business Insider. These stories, he continued, lead to relationships that result in people learning to work together.
"We want to tell stories," Obama said. "This [Netflix deal] becomes a platform. We are interested in lifting people up and identifying people doing amazing work." 
"We did this in the White House," he continued.
"For instance, the very first time Lin-Manuel Miranda performed the first song in 'Hamilton' was at the White House at a poetry slam we did," he said. 
Obama said he wants to tell stories that "are important and lift up and identify talent that can amplify the connections between all of us."
"I continue to believe that if we are hearing each other's stories and recognizing ourselves in each other, then our democracy works," he continued. "We are all human. I know this sounds trite, and yet, right now globally we have competing narratives." 
Obama said there's "a clash in the two ways of seeing the world" that can result in partisanship and people feeling threatened.
He said he hopes that instead of divisiveness, people are led by the ideals of freedom and democracy so they “can think and reason and connect and set up institutions based on rule of law and a sense of principals and the dignity and worth of every individual."
"I'm putting my money on the latter way," Obama concluded. "That's what we hope to be a voice to, through Netflix and through my foundation, where we're identifying and training the next generation of leaders here in the United States and around the world. So they can start sharing their stories and cooperating."

The Obamas have got a #Netflix deal. Now every politician will want one

By Matt Forde
There’s no bigger soapbox than the streaming giant. But have any other politicians got the charisma to pull it off?

Everyone wants a Netflix deal these days, even former presidents. When I heard that Barack and Michelle Obama had signed a deal to produce films and documentaries for the streaming service, I felt conflicted. As a fan of surprising, bold movies, I’m excited – but as an advocate of rewarding film-making expertise, I’m slightly saddened by it. Although as a Netflix subscriber I’m just happy to have something new to watch.
It’s not a hard decision to understand from the Obamas’ perspective. What would you rather? Live your life as an ex-something, on one big book tour of triangle sandwiches, starkly-lit conference breakout sessions and state funerals – or sign a megadeal with a streaming giant to make whatever you want? I know what I’d do.
High-level politicians have an intellectual desire to keep shaping the political debate and the Obamas have the opportunity to reach into the living rooms and mobile phones of millions of people across the world to influence them directly. Which has to be more effective than the alternatives. For all the great work that thinktanks have done in the past for leaders on this side of the pond, this takes it to the next level. I’ll be watching with interest to see what the Obamas achieve with documentaries, films and chatshows that have a Netflix-style focus on entertaining.
The move from politics to entertainment is not unique to the Obamas. Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg, for example, are popular podcast hosts. Their trailblazing move is unlikely to have influenced the Obamas, but it does show that the way some leaders view the political afterlife is changing, and that they are willing to embrace modern media.
Not only that, but a sizeable chunk of us enjoy it when they do. There’s a politics binge going on out there, and the appetite to be armed with political information is growing. To capitalise on this new-found thirst, politics has to go where the people are – and I’d rather that meant creative endeavours like these instead of eating koala bollocks in the jungle.
This deal could transform the ambitions of future politicians. They’ll all want a Netflix deal, maybe even in office. Prime ministers will change their behaviour according to sophisticated algorithms, trying to appeal to boxset-bingers with weekly cliffhangers at the end of speeches.
Which doesn’t sound too bad. If it catches on, you could even see actors going into politics as a shortcut to a Netflix deal. Imagine that – politics populated by insecure narcissists parroting pre-written lines.
But the truth is that only the Obamas can make a deal like this work. They’re cool, they’re graceful, they’re charismatic, they’re clever – and I’d want to see what they make. They’re exciting people to listen to and this heralds a new era in the power of television to be political and relevant. It’s always been said that politics is showbiz for ugly people, but the Obamas could turn showbiz into politics for sexy people.

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Pakistan behind Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka in healthcare: Lancet study

Pakistan ranks 154th among 195 countries in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare, behind its South Asian counterparts Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka, according to a Lancet study.
The study, carried out by the leading medical journal The Lancet, mentioned that Pakistan has seen improvement in healthcare access and quality since 1990, with its HAQ index increasing from 26.8 in 1990 to 37.6 in 2016.
But despite the gains, Pakistan continues to lag behind India, which ranks 145th, China (48), Sri Lanka (71), Bangladesh (133) and Bhutan (134). Afghanistan, ranked 191st, fares far worse. 
According to the study, Pakistan performed poorly in tackling cases of tuberculosis, diarrhoeal diseases, neonatal diseases, uterine cancer, leukemia, among others.
The five countries with the highest levels of healthcare access and quality (in 2016) were Iceland (97.1 points), Norway (96.6), the Netherlands (96.1), Luxembourg (96.0), and Finland and Australia (each with 95.9).
The countries with the lowest scores were the Central African Republic (18.6), Somalia (19.0), Guinea-Bissau (23.4), Chad (25.4), and Afghanistan (25.9).
The study pointed out that subnational inequalities were particularly pronounced in countries such as China and India, although high-income countries, including England and the US, also saw considerable local gaps in performance.
"These results emphasise the urgent need to improve both access to and quality of healthcare across service areas and for all populations; otherwise, health systems could face widening gaps between the health services they provide and the disease burden experienced by local communities," it stated. 
The study used an index to measure the quality and accessibility of healthcare, based on 32 causes of death which should be preventable with effective medical care. 
In 2016, the global average healthcare access and quality score was 54.4, increasing from 42.4 points in 2000.
Each of the 195 countries and territories assessed were given a score between 0-100.

باقی سیاسی پارٹیوں کے پاس کھوکھلے دعوے اور جھوٹے نعرے ہیں جبکہ پاکستان پیپلزپارٹی کے پاس عوام کی بہبود کے لئے قابل عمل پروگرا م ہے۔ بلاول بھٹو

چیئرمین پیپلز پارٹی بلاول بھٹو زرداری پیپلزپارٹی کے رہنما اور کارکنوں پر زور دیا ہے کہ میرے دست بازو بن کر عام انتخابات
میں پارٹی کے نامزد امیدواروں کو جتوانے کے لئے بھرپور کردار ادا کریں۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ باقی سیاسی پارٹیوں کے پاس کھوکھلے دعوے اور جھوٹے نعرے ہیں جبکہ پاکستان پیپلزپارٹی کے پاس عوام کی بہبود کے لئے قابل عمل پروگرا م ہے۔
 بدھ کے روز زرداری ہاﺅس اسلام آباد میں مختلف وفود جن میں فاٹا کے ایم این اے ساجد حسین طوری، ایم پی اے ضیااللہ آفریدی، نواب محسن علی خان اور پیپلزپارٹی ضلع منڈی بہاﺅالدین کے عہدیدار شامل تھے۔ ملاقات کے دوران قومی اسمبلی میں قائد حزب اختلاف سید خورشید احمد شاہ اور فیصل کریم کنڈی بھی موجود تھے۔ ایم این اے ساجد حسین طوری سے گفتگو کرتے ہوئے بلاول بھٹو زرداری نے کہا کہ فاٹا ہمیشہ پیپلزپارٹی کی ترجیح رہی ہے۔
 فاٹا کی ترقی کے لئے پاکستان پیپلزپارٹی نے بھرپور کردار ادا کیا ہے۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ قائد عوام ذوالفقار علی بھٹو شہید اور محترمہ بینظیر بھٹو شہید کے بتائے ہوئے راستے پر صدر آصف علی زرداری نے فاٹا کو کے پی میں شامل کرنے کے لئے کام شروع کیا۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ عوام کے ووٹوں سے کامیابی حاصل کرنے کے بعد فاٹا کی ترقی کے لئے ہر ممکن اقدامات اٹھائے جائیں گے۔ ضیااللہ آفریدی سے گفتگو کرتے ہوئے چیئرمین بلاول بھٹو زرداری نے کہا کہ آپ پورے صوبے کے نوجوانوں تک میرا یہ پیغام پہنچائیں کہ ان کے بہتر مستقبل کی ضمانت دیتا ہوں۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ تبدیلی کے جھوٹے نعرے لگانے والے بے نقاب ہو چکے ہیں۔ ان کے پاس عوام کی بھلائی اور خوشحالی کا پروگرام تھا ہی نہیں۔
 پیپلزپارٹی منڈی بہاﺅالدین کے وفد سے بات کرتے ہوئے چیئرمین بلاول بھٹو زرداری نے کہا کہ انتخابات جیتنے کے لئے آپ کو بہت محنت کرنی پڑے گی۔ آپ کی محنت اور جدوجہد سے پاکستان پیپلزپارٹی انتخابات جیتے گی۔

پاکستان پیپلزپارٹی تعلیم اداروں میں طلباءیونین کے حق میں ہے، طلباءجب میدان میں نکلتے ہیں تو آمروں کو پسپائی اختیار کرنا پڑتی ہے۔ بلاول بھٹو زرداری

چیئرمین پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی بلاول بھٹو زرداری نے کہا کہ پاکستان پیپلزپارٹی تعلیم اداروں میں طلباءیونین کے حق میں ہے طلباءجب میدان میں نکلتے ہیں تو آمروں کو پسپائی اختیار کرنا پڑتی ہے۔ طلباءیونین اس لئے بھی ضروری ہے کہ نوجوان تعلیمی اداروں میں ہی تعلیم کے ساتھ ساتھ سیاسی شعور کی آگاہی حاصل کریں۔ جمعرات کے روز زرداری ہاﺅس اسلام آباد میں پی ایس ایف پنجاب کے عہدیداروں سے خطاب کرتے ہوئے بلاول بھٹو زرداری نے کہا کہ پی ایس ایف کی شاندار تاریخ رہی ہے۔ پی ایس ایف کے کارکنوں نے جنرل ضیاءکی آمریت کا بہادری سے مقابلہ کیا۔
 تکلیفیں، تشدد اور جیلیں برداشت کیں۔ بلاول بھٹو زرداری نے کہا کہ طلباءمیری طاقت ہیں ان کے طاقت سے ہم سماج تبدیل کریں گے۔ پیپلزپارٹی معاشرے میں جمہوری کلچر، معاشی انصاف کے لئے جدوجہد کر رہی ہے۔ بلاول بھٹو زرداری نے کہا کہ پیپلزپارٹی کی قیادت اور کارکنوں کی یہ تاریخ رہی ہے کہ ملک اور قوم کے لئے پہلے قربانی پارتی قیادت دیتی ہے اور پھر کارکن قربانی کی تاریخ رقم کرتے ہیں۔
 بلاول بھٹو زرداری نے کہا کہ طلباءہی مستقبل کے معمار ہیں ان میں سے کسی کو سیاستدان بن کر قوم کی رہنمائی کرنی ہے اور دیگر شعبوں میں بھی اپنی اہلیت کا مظاہرہ کرنا ہوگا۔ اس لئے تعلیمی اداروں میں طلباءیونین کے انتخابات سے مثبت تبدیلی آئے گی۔ بلاول بھٹو زرداری نے کہا کہ محترمہ بینظیر بھٹو شہید بھی آکسفورڈ میں طلباءیونین کی صدر رہیں۔ بلاول بھٹو زرداری نے پی ایس ایف کے عہدیداروں کو ہدایت کی کہ وہ تعلیمی اداروں میں امن، جمہوری کلچرکے لئے کام کریں۔ اس موقع پر پیپلزپارٹی کے سیکریٹری جنرل سید نیر حسین بخاری، پارلیمنٹیرینز کے سیکریٹری جنرل فرحت اللہ بابر، پیپلزپارٹی وسطی پنجاب کے صدر قمر زمان کائرہ، سیکریٹری جنرل چوہدری منظور، پی ایس ایف راولپنڈی کے صدر عثمان فاروق، جنرل سیکریٹری وقاص عباسی، موسیٰ خاقان، حارث عباس، ریاض خان، علی ڈار، ملک زبیر بھی موجود تھے۔ چیئرمین پیپلزپارٹی سے ملاقات کرنے والوں میں پی ٹی آئی کمالیہ کہ صدر ڈاکٹر عمار بھٹی بھی شامل تھے جنہوں نے پی ٹی آئی سے مستعفی ہو کر پاکستان پیپلزپارٹی میں شمولیت کا اعلان کیا جبکہ پیپلزپارٹی مندی بہاﺅالدین کے رہنماﺅں عظمت اللہ مارچ، بریگیڈئیر اظہار الحسن، ارسلان گوندل، رکن قومی اسمبلی شاہدہ رحمن، عثمان سیف اللہ، رانا نسیم اقبال، اسلام آباد سے افتخار شہزادہ اور سلمان رانا بھی شامل ہیں۔;postID=1218091165598827395


Whereabouts of Iranian diplomat Mahmood Zohrabi who had disappeared on Monday, May 7, 2018, in Lahore has not been ascertained till the filing of this report on Wednesday May 2, 2018.
Zohrabi had arrived in Lahore along with his ‘friends’ including Ali Raza Taqvai and stayed at Pak Land hotel in Gulberg, Lahore.

Sources in police said on Zohrabi had a dinner at a local restaurant and then went for shopping in Liberty Market on May 6 along with Lahore-based officials of Iranian Consulate before his disappearance.
Police have engaged the Safe Cities Authority to trace his mobility through CCTV cameras.
Sources said the local police were unaware of his arrival and stay in the provincial capital which was against standard operating procedure. They said the police were trying to trace his friend who had left for Islamabad.
Zohrabi had come to Pakistan second time within eight months. Iranian diplomatic mission has informed Pakistan’s ministry of foreign affairs about his disappearance.

How Pakistan Weaponized ‘Love for Prophet Muhammad’

Pakistan’s Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal survived an assassination attempt during a corner meeting in his native city Narowal. He was shot by a 21-year-old man affiliated with Tehrik Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY), a political party founded on “sending blasphemers to death.” Earlier in November TLY had kept the capital hostage to express their “love for Prophet Muhammad.”
This violent expression of love was “necessitated” by the first draft of the Election Reforms Bill 2017, passed in early October, over changes made in the Khatm-e-Nabuwwat (finality of prophethood) clause, omitting 7B and 7C of the Conduct of the General Election Order 2002, which mandates a separate voters list for the Ahmadiyya community – an Islamic sect excommunicated by the Pakistani constitution in 1974.
For decades, Pakistanis have maintained persecution of Ahmadis as an expression of love for Prophet Muhammad, owing to the community’s ostensible breach of belief in Khatm-e-Nabuwwat, which conservatives hold as a fundamental part of Islam. Radical Islamists perceive the Ahmadiyya sect’s theological beliefs themselves as blasphemous – a “crime” punishable by death in the country.
Pakistan’s weaponization of Khatm-e-Nabuwwat has its roots in the pre-Partition anti-Ahmadiyya campaigns in the 1930s, after many renowned Muslims had come under the influence of the movement, including poet and philosopher Muhammad Iqbal, celebrated as an ideological founding father of Pakistan.
Following Pakistan’s creation, the first major instance of anti-Ahmadiyya violence was the 1953 riots in Punjab spearheaded by the Islamist parties demanding formal declaration of Ahmadi Muslims as heretics.
The Justice Munir Commission report on the riots reached the logical conclusion by asserting that no two Muslim sects thought alike, and prophesized that “any change from one view to the other must be accompanied in an Islamic State with the penalty of death, if the Government of the State is in the hands of the party which considers the other party to be kafirs.”
This prophesy came true a decade after 1974’s Second Amendment to the constitution, with Gen Zia-ul-Haq’s dictatorial regime passing the death penalty for blasphemy, and Ordinance XX in the Penal Code that ordered prison sentence for Ahmadis “posing as Muslims.”
Even so, while then-Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto touted the apostatizing of Ahmadi Muslims as “solving a 90-year-old problem” in the 1970s, and Gen. Zia barred them from using Islamic greetings or titles under the blasphemy sword, the fanaticism associated with Khatm-e-Nabuwwat continues well into the 21st century and the targeting of non-Ahmadis under the same pretext.
Ahsan Iqbal, a Sunni Muslim, was targeted on Sunday because his party didn’t, or couldn’t, put forward a scapegoat for the first draft of the Election Reforms Bill in October. Scapegoat is being used here in the most literal of senses – for any admission of reforming the discriminatory clauses of the bill is an invitation for mob slaughter.
This is why then-Law Minister Zahid Hamid’s resignation came with a loud disclaimer that he wasn’t the culprit, along with a video expressing his own belief in Khatm-e-Nabuwwat and denunciation of Ahmadis — all after his ancestral home in Sialkot had been attacked.
One would’ve thought that with violence brewing in the capital courtesy of the TLY mob, and politicians being brazenly targeted – all owing to weaponizing of Khatm-e-Nabuwwat – state leaders would step in and put an end to the madness.
But instead both the Army leadership and the opposition parties made inflammatory comments as apologia for instigation of violence.
These included the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), now co-chaired by Bhutto’s son-in-law Asif Ali Zardari and grandson Bilawal, who lost one of their senior leaders in Salmaan Taseer, then governor of Punjab, to a similar murderous expression of “love” when his bodyguard Mumtaz Qadri shot him on duty seven years ago.
TLY was created as an ideological extension of Qadri – a man judicially executed as a terrorist by the Pakistani state who hogs the electoral banners of the party, with the government acting as silent bystanders.
That the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) – including Ahsan Iqbal himself – has made apologetic claims about the blatant weaponizing of Khatm-e-Nabuwwat, even while criticizing the TLY thugs, signifies that writ in Pakistan belongs to anyone that militarizes Islam.
The tools are molded such that any counterargument becomes blasphemous, in turn necessitating the use of the arsenal – or threat thereof – against anyone putting forward a dissenting viewpoint.
How these self-devouring tools are passed on from one generation to the next is symbolized by Ahsan Iqbal. His grandfather Chaudhry Abdul Rehman Khan was a prominent member of the Majlis-e-Ahrar that orchestrated the 1953 anti-Ahmadiyya riots and Iqbal’s mother, Appa Nisar Fatima, was instrumental in getting the death penalty mandated for blasphemy.
That this gauntlet of radical Islam continues to be inherited and used by Pakistani leaders underscores the cause behind the shambles the state continues to find itself in. That this self-mutilation is carried out as manifestation of “love” for the Prophet of Islam is emblematic of the fatal inertia against reform of Islamic theology in the Muslim world.

Pakistan's Ahmadi Muslim community releases damning persecution report

Saad Sayeed
Pakistan’s disenfranchised Ahmadi community released an annual  that detailed growing hostilities against the minority sect, including indiscriminate arrests and impediments blocking them from voting in general elections.
Ahmadis are forbidden from calling themselves Muslims or using Islamic symbols in their religious practices. They face discrimination and violence over accusations their faith insults Islam and community leaders say that open vitriol and calls for violence against the community intensified in 2017.
“Under pressure from religious extremists, the Ahmadis were denied registration in joint electoral lists,” community leaders said in a news release accompanying the “persecution report”.
“The preparation of separate electoral lists being prepared specifically for the Ahmadis in Pakistan is the worst kind of discrimination,” they said.
With a general election due in 2018, politicians from both the religious fringe and established parties have had the Ahmadis in their sights.
The ultra right-wing Tehreek-e-Labaik party began a political furor late last year after lawmakers from the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) approved apparently small changes to the election law that discarded a requirement for Ahmadi voters to declare they are not Muslim.
Protests ended after the government met its demands, scrapping the proposed amendments and accepting the law minister’s resignation.
Labaik has since staged smaller protests and openly denounced the Ahmadi community.
The Ahmadis consider themselves to be Muslims but their recognition of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, who founded the sect in British-ruled India in 1889, as a “subordinate prophet” is viewed by many of the Sunni majority as a breach of the Islamic tenet that the Prophet Mohammad was God’s last direct messenger.
Legal restrictions began in 1974, following a constitutional amendment declaring Ahmadis non-Muslim. A decade later military dictator General Zia ul Haq barred Ahmadis from identifying themselves as Muslim. The report says that 77 Ahmadis were booked under discriminatory religious laws in 2017, with nine still in prison “on faith-related allegations”, and four Ahmadis were murdered in hate crimes in Pakistan. A separate report on Pakistani media listed 3,936 news items and 532 editorial pieces from Pakistan’s Urdu-language media that contained “hate propaganda” against the Ahmadi community.
“There is need for the government in Pakistan to take formidable steps to remove religious discrimination from the country and thus put an end to sectarianism and biased attitudes of the population,” community spokesman Saleemuddin said.
A Pakistani court ruled last month that all citizens must declare their religion when applying for identity documents, a move human rights advocates say is another blow for the country’s persecuted minority communities, particularly members of the Ahmadi sect.

Pakistan: Ahmadi Muslims Under Attack -- Local Authorities, Mob Destroy Ahmadis' Historical Building, Mosque in Sialkot

Jamaat-i-Ahmadiyya spokesperson Salim Uddin, in a press release issued on Thursday, condemned the demolition of the community's place of worship as well as a historically significant building belonging by "miscreants along with governmental administration" in Sialkot.

According to the press release, 30 to 35 employees of a Tehsil municipal committee escorted by police came to the Hakeem Hasam Uddin building around 10:45pm on Wednesday and began demolishing it.

"In the meantime, more than 600 miscreants chanting slogans joined in and started demolishing an Ahmadi worship place near the building," read the press release, adding that the "vandalism" continued until 4:30 in the morning.

The incident caught attention on social media when pictures and videos showing a "mob" destroying the religious site started circulating early Thursday morning. One video showed a man breaking a minaret with an iron tool.
A separate video showed a man, who is said to be a leader in a major political party, thanking the district police officer, the deputy commissioner, religious parties and teams of the town municipal administration for their support in removing minarets — "which are a symbol of Islam" — from the place of worship.

"The Ahmadi worship place and building vandalised by the mob possessed historical significance for the Ahmadi community and had been standing for more than a century," the press release stated.

According to the statement, the building had been "renovated a while back, after which the municipal committee sealed it".

"We are seeking legal action against [the attackers]. Vandalism of buildings by the governmental administration for the mere satisfaction of extremist forces without any judicial order only goes to demonstrate the fact that the civil establishment has given up in front of elements that use religion to seek their personal and organisational interests," the statement regretted.

The spokesperson demanded security for community's worship places along with compensation for the damages, which he said ran into tens of thousands of rupees. He also asked that the miscreants be tried under the law.

The local authorities, however, insisted that the building was demolished because it was an "illegal construction".

Sialkot Mayor Chaudhary Tauheed Akhtar told DawnNewsTV that members of the Ahmadi community were constructing a building without having an approved design. The administration received complaints about the illegal construction and subsequently sealed the building, he added.

According to Akhtar, the illegal construction continued in violation of rules and the corporation therefore "took action last night and demolished the illegal construction".

When asked about the mob attacking the place of worship, Akhtar said that he had informed the assistant commissioner and the DPO. "We were supposed to demolish the illegal construction — now, it is the duty of police to investigate the incident and take legal action."

DPO Asad Sarfraz said that the law is equal for all and that an inquiry has been ordered into the incident. Action will be taken after the report is furnished, he said.

Fanatic Sunni mob in Pakistan demolish mosque belonging to minority Ahmadi Muslim sect

A Sunni mob in Pakistan demolished a mosque belonging to the minority Ahmadi sect in Sialkot. No one was inside the mosque and there were no casualties. In fact, the mosque had been shut years ago by authorities.

Sunni extremists have demolished a mosque belonging to Pakistan’s minority Ahmadi sect in the eastern city of Sialkot, in the latest mob attack on minorities in the country.
No one was inside the Ahmadiya mosque and there were no casualties in the pre-dawn assault on Thursday. The mosque had been shut years ago by authorities to avoid violence.
A video of the attack surfaced on social media, showing a mob demolishing the mosque, which is said to have been visited by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, who founded the Ahmadi faith in the Indian subcontinent in the 19th century. His followers believe he was a Prophet.
Pakistan declared Ahmadis non-Muslims in 1974. Ahmadis make a tiny minority of the Muslim-majority Pakistan and are often targeted by Sunni militants who consider them heretics.