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Local WA Ahmadi Muslim Doctor Rushes to Pakistan After Father’s Assassination Attempt in Religiously Motivated Persecution Attack

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Perth 2 mins read


Bibra lake, 03/03/2024 - Dr Wahab is an esteemed member of Ahmadiyya Muslim community Perth and a dedicated physician at Armadale Health Service who's father had an assassination attempt in Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan.

The assailants shot Dr Wahab's father at close range, with the first shot hitting his leg and breaking both lower leg bones, while the remaining 5 shots narrowly missed him. 

Dr Wahab's father was rushed to the nearest tertiary hospital 'District Headquarters Hospital Toba Tek Singh' where his received severely compromised medical attention and was discharged for fear of backlash from local clerics. This resulted in Dr Wahab's father developing a severe complication requiring life-saving surgeries.

After the news of the attack, Dr Wahab had to rush to Pakistan and is very thankful that his father is in stable condition. Dr Wahab became emotional recounting how his father has been receiving ongoing threats to his life for years now solely for his beliefs noting "this is the reason myself and all my sibling, two of whom are also doctors in Australia and US, had to move overseas". Further, Dr Wahab expressed his gratitude saying "I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Armadale Health Service for their unwavering support during these challenging times. I feel truly blessed to be in a tolerant and peaceful country like Australia that I now call home, where the people are so compassionate and tolerate and the system so fair."

Ahmadiyya Muslims encounter harsh persecution in Pakistan due to apartheid like discriminatory laws which severely restrict religious freedoms and subject Ahmadis to violence and marginalisation. As of result of this, desecration of Ahmadiyya Mosques has become a norm in Pakistan. Sadly, similar injustices occur in other Muslim-majority nations like Algeria, where many members of the Ahmadiyya community are currently imprisoned simply for their religious beliefs. This ongoing persecution highlights the urgent need for global attention and advocacy to protect the rights and safety of Ahmadiyya Muslims and other vulnerably communities worldwide.

Key Facts:
  • Date/Location: March 3, 2024, Bibra Lake
  • Victim: Dr. Wahab's father, Ahmadiyya Muslim in Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan.
  • Attack Details: Close-range shooting; one bullet hit leg, broke both lower leg bones; narrowly escaped 5 shots.
  • Medical Care: Compromised care, discharged from 'District Headquarters Hospital Toba Tek Singh.'
  • Complications: Developed severe complications, needed life-saving surgeries.
  • Response: Dr. Wahab rushed to Pakistan, father now stable.
  • Family Background: Wahab's family in the past has moved overseas due to ongoing threats for their beliefs.
  • Persecution: Ahmadiyya Muslims faces persecution in Pakistan and Algeria and other muslim majority countries.

About us:


Perth's largest Nasir Mosque in Cockburn serves as the hub of the local chapter of the International Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. It's the single largest united Muslim community founded in 1989 now spanning over 200 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. Despite being the subject of harsh persecution in many muslim-majority countries, Ahmadiyya Muslim community continues to be the leading advocate for universal human rights and protection for religious and other minorities. Its members are among the most law-abiding, educated, and engaged Muslims in the world. Find us on 'Facebook' or 'X'


Contact details:

Key representatives from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will be available for interviews including Dr Ata Ul Wahab. For media inquiries, please contact:

- Dr Ata Ul Hadi [0424 049 281 -]

- Mr Soofi Abdul Hakim [0431 173 270 -]


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