High Commissioner to Pakistan Offers Condolences to Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat

Jun 07, 2010, 12:00 ET from Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat

LONDON, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pakistan's  High  Commissioner  to  the  UK,  Mr  Wajid  Shamsul  Hasan  visited  His Holiness, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad at the Fazl Mosque in London on 2nd  June 2010  to  offer  his  condolences  for  the  terrorist  attacks  that  took  place  at  two Ahmadi Mosques in Lahore on May 28.

During the  forty minute  meeting the  prevailing political situation in Pakistan  was discussed. His Holiness commented that all the attacks taking place in Pakistan were a  direct  result  of  mixing  religion  with  politics.  He  expressed  a  hope  that  some leaders in Pakistan would stand up to the fanatical extremists who were the cause of so much pain and suffering in the country.

His Holiness also expressed the need for electoral reform so that all minorities had the right to vote freely and without discrimination. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat did  not  seek  any  special  or  favourable  treatment,  merely  that  its  citizens  were afforded their basic civil rights.

His Holiness said the key to Pakistan's long term well being was honesty and justice. If those in power adopted these attributes then Pakistan could still emerge from its current anarchic state and move towards prosperity. His Holiness commented with regret that despite Pakistan having vast resources it was unable to look after the needs  of  its  own  people  and  so  the  gap  between  the  rich  and  poor  was  ever increasing.

The meeting ended as His Holiness thanked the High Commissioner for taking the time to come and express his condolences and regret.

Mr Mohammed Nafees Zakaria the Consul General also attended the meeting.

Further info: Abid Khan press@ahmadiyya.org.uk / (UK) 0208 5447613

SOURCE Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat