Mirza Nasir chatting with Furqan Force colonel Sahibzada Mubarak Ahmad
The Furqan Force or Furqan Battalion was a uniformed fighting force of volunteers (khuddam-i-din) in newly formed Pakistan, composed of the minority Ahmadiyya branch Muslims. Formed in June 1948 at the direction of Ahmadiyya leader Mirza Mahmood, at the request of Pakistan government, the unit fought for Pakistan against India in the First Kashmir War. In addition to its troops being drawn from the Ahmadiyya population, the expenses of maintaining the unit were also paid by that community.
The unit was disbanded on 7 June, 1950. Following the anti-Ahmadiyya Lahore riots of 1953, a Pakistani court of inquiry cited the Furqan Battalion in discussions of the Ahmadi role in Pakistani society.