Ahmadi’s shop set on fire
Mustafa Abad, District Kasur; February 16, 2020: Mr. Ghulam Nabi, president of the local Ahmadiyya community, runs a furniture shop. On February 16, he painted some of the furniture items and slept inside the shop leaving the door open for ventilation against paint fumes. At about midnight four unknown masked men entered the shop, beat up Mr. Ghulam Nabi and set the furniture on fire. They said, “We told you earlier to close down this shop; we do not let Qadianis do business here”. The electric wires got damaged and lights went off. At this, they went away. Mr. Nabi extinguished the fire with help of some other people. The fire caused considerable damage and loss.
A few days earlier, some unknown motorcyclists came to Mr. Nabi’s shop and threatened him with reference to his faith. The police were informed of the incident and they gave security assurance. The police were informed again after the arson.