Ayesha Noor

Ayesha Noor

A freelance writer based in the US who has a masters degree in Economics. Her areas of interest are women's rights, minorities rights, comparitive religions and social issue. She tweets @FriendlyMuslim (twitter.com/FriendlyMuslim)

My father was an Ahmadi serving the Pakistan Air Force

On October 14, 62-year-old Mr Latif Alam Butt, an Ahmadi retired Pakistan Air Force (PAF) serviceman was gunned down at Kamra Air base, Attock District. He was shot due to his religious beliefs. My father was also an Ahmadi and a retired PAF serviceman, who also happened to die at the age of 62. But my father was not killed, only marginalised, for his religious beliefs. But he and Mr Butt share more than meets the eye. In 1965, when Mr Butt was only 13-years-old, my parents, newly married at the time, were making plans to start their married life at my ...

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