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

By Ramsha Bhatti | 4 Sep, 2018

Lately, there was a lot of hue and cry over the appointment of Atif R Mian, an Ahmedi, to the party’s Economic Advisory Council. While the status and responsibilities of the EAC should have been questioned and investigated by the public, shots were fired in the wrong direction.

source: Pakistan Today

There came a lot of backlash for appointing an Ahmedi in the government.

Due to the religious differences which exist between the two sects, the act was perceived to be an embarrassment to Imran Khan’s religious commitment. Much of Pakistan, starting with Shehla Raza of Pakistan Peoples Party, had condemned the move of employment of an Ahmedi to the government of Pakistan.

source: Express Tribune

Sadly, this was just the beginning as many other such tweets followed.

The appointment of someone from a different religious sect was considered by some to be an act of defiance to the Constitution of Pakistan and its religious ideals.

Shehla Raza, with others alike, have displayed a worrisome mindset, which has been, successfully, shut down by PTI and Fawad Chaudhry.

Minorities have always been sidelined and neglected in Pakistan. 

The minority groups in Pakistan have, since the time of the partition, have complained about maltreatment and ignorance in Pakistan. To add to the horror, the ethnoreligious minorities have greatly shrunk in size over the last decade due to targetted and propagated attacks on these ethnic groups.

The UNCIRF had highlighted that there had been more 200 casualties of ethnoreligious minorities, with more than 600 being injured in 2017. 

source: The Gospel Herald

In times like these, the blueprint of a tolerant democratic state, etched by the founder of Pakistan, seems to be blurred out by people who condemn giving equal rights to these groups within their own homeland.

However, during a recent interview, Fawad Chaudhry was asked to respond to the commotion to which he said the following:

Fawad Chaudhry clapped back harder than we had imagined or expected.

source: ARY News

Fawad Chaudhry asked a haunting and daring question: “Should we throw minorities out of the country?” 

His stern remarks prove that the new government is in no mood to pay heed to such intolerant remarks. His take on the matter has earned Fawad Chaudhry nationwide accolades as Pakistanis are very happy with his answer. People are coming forward to commend Fawad Chaudhry’s gallant reaction and resentment to the unnecessary ruckus over the matter.

 Putting the facts out there for everyone.

Equal rights for all is the basic right of every resident of a democracy!

Fawad Chaudhry has won hearts all across the country!

People are actually really happy with this one candidate from PTI’s team

Chalo kisi ke sath toh khush hue.

And of course, there HAD to be people like this.

Someone, please make him listen to Fawad Chaudhry’s response once again. Humble request; please.

Fawad Chaudhry’s response is a brave move – one for which the Pakistani minorities had been waiting for a long time. PTI seems to bring forth hope for Pakistan and we can already see Naya Pakistan being put into effect.

On that note, what do you think about the matter? Was it right for PTI to appoint Atif R Mian? Was Fawad Chaudhry’s retaliation justified? Do you think there is a need for more clarifications? Let us know your take on the issue.

 

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Cover image via pakistantoday.com.pk
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