Did Pakistanis demolish a mosque to steal bricks, iron & steel rods for food?

Pakistan's dire economic situation and persecution of minorities are clubbed together to create falsehood.


In Pakistan they are demolishing masjid and selling it’s iron and bricks for their food. This is the 3rd masjid demolished in recent past. They say if Allah can’t give us food what is the need of Masjids


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A video of some Muslim men demolishing a mosque is shared virally in social media. With that video, it is being claimed that the mosque is being demolished by Pakistan people for taking the iron & steel rods, bricks inside the building and sell it for food. Pakistan is facing a dire economic situation and the country is facing one of the worst economic crises in its history due to various reasons. Similar claims can be seen here, here, here and here.

What’s the truth?

A keyword search led us to several news articles and videos from news outlets containing the same video.

Some of those news reports can be seen here, here and here.

According to the news reports, a mosque belonging to the Ahmaddiyas were demolished by a far-right Islamic outfit called Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) in Saddar, Karachi. Ahmadiyya (or simply Ahmadi) are the followers of Islam who consider Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as a prophet of Islam. This belief is considered as wrong/evil form of worship and the Ahmaddiyas are considered heretics in Pakistan.

So, the far-right wing extremist organization had demolished the Ahmaddiya mosque. This is considered to be an attack on the minorities of Pakistan, as Ahmaddiyas are a recognized minority group in Pakistan. A similar mosque was vandalised in December 2022. See here.

This video is linked with Pakistan’s dire economic situation and shared to claim that the Pakistani people are breaking their mosques to steal bricks, iron & steel rods inside them for food.

Read More: No, the mosque in Prayagraj was not demolished for hoisting Pakistan Flag.

Quite paradoxically, several hundred people queued up to buy coffee in the newly opened premium coffee chain “Tim Hortons”. See here and here.

People queued outside Tim Hortons outlet in Pakistan.


In our search, we find that the video of a mosque being demolished in Pakistan is attributed to the country’s poor economic situation. However, the mosques were demolished by far-right Islamic extremist groups as it belonged to the Ahmaddiyas, which they consider to be heretics.

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Ramasamy Jayaprakash

Ramasamy works as a Sub-Editor at YouTurn and writes English articles. He makes videos for YouTurn's Tamil & English YouTube channels.
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