Dr. Atif Mian Was Just Removed From The Economic Advisory Council By The Government And People Are Disappointed In Naya Pakistan

By Bisma Rizwan | 7 Sep, 2018

We all remember how everyone was so excited when the promise of a Naya Pakistan came about to be. We were all equally excited when we saw a somewhat inclusive Economic Council which went beyond religion and enrolled brilliant Pakistani minds from throughout the world.

But today, Pakistanis don’t really know how to react since one of those great minds were just let go because of a reason none other than their religious identity.

 

Dr. Atif Mian, an Economist from the Princeton University was just asked to step down by the government following pressure from religiopolitical parties due to him being an Ahmedi.

Source: dawn.com

 

It was announced by Senator Faisal Javed Khan via a tweet. 

 

It comes as a shock because just three days ago, the Minister for Information, Fawad Chaudhry said how, “Pakistan belongs as much to minorities as it does to the majority.”

In a press conference, examples were given of Jinnah’s Pakistan and how he also appointed Sir Zafar Ullah, who was also an Ahmedi, as the Foreign Minister of Pakistan. Choudhary also said, “we’ll follow the principles of Jinnah, not of extremists.”

 

Today, Chaudhry tweeted how Imran Khan’s ideal state is of Madinah and justified the removal of Dr. Mian from the council in a series of tweets.

“The government wants to move forward alongside scholars and all social groups, and it is inappropriate if a single nomination creates an impression to the contrary,” he tweeted.

 

But to be very honest, people can’t put their heads around why has this happened.

 

They just don’t know why Dr. Atif had to be dragged into a mess he didn’t ask to be in. 

 

And are ashamed after realizing how he must be feeling

 

From Naya Pakistan to Purana Pakistan…

 

…quite literally

 

It’s just a shame how someone who was tapped to win a Nobel Prize in a few years has been neglected just like that

 

Dear Naya Pakistan, we’re seriously ashamed. We all had very high hopes, but here we are…

What do you think about the decision? Let us know in the comments.

 

Pakistanis Are Applauding Fawad Chaudhry For Standing Up For Minorities In Naya Pakistan

 

 

Pakistanis Have Mixed Feelings About Imran Khan Vowing To Defend The Blasphemy Law

 

 

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