Hamza Ali Abbasi’s tweeting history hasn’t been all too great. The man has interesting opinions, opinions that are always at either end of the spectrum. This is just one example, but for ALL of them go here.
In a world full of Gulalies & Rehams… Be like @Jemima_Khan
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) June 6, 2018
This morning, Pakistani Twitter has been abuzz with news of the resignation of Atif Mian from the Economic Advisory Council solely based on his beliefs.
Pakistanis have been generally upset by the news.
PM Imran Khan, who claims that he can never be blackmailed, has been blackmailed in broad daylight. What a shame! What a cowardly move! https://t.co/tzVvAjmu9P
— Ali Salman Alvi (@alisalmanalvi) September 7, 2018
Shame on everyone, EVERY SINGLE PERSON who has played this dirty game.
Atif Mian wasn't asking for this.
If you didn't have the spine to stick to your decision, you shouldn't have dragged him into this mess. https://t.co/FUoAMTftrL
— Ell_Enn (@ell_enn) September 7, 2018
With so many people talking about the news, Hamza Ali Abbasi added his voice to the masses
Now, when I saw his name come up on my feed with the hashtag, ‘#AtifMian’, I instantly felt it was going to be bad. To my surprise, when I actually read it, the tweet actually made sense.
اگر اعتراض یہ ہے کہ احمدی/قادیانی اپنے آپ کو مسلمان کہتے ہیں تو میرے دوستوں اسی لیے تو دستور میں ترمیم کرکے ان کو غیر مسلم ڈکلیر کیا تھا تاکہ یہ مسئلہ حل ہو. اگر ان کو اس ترمیم سے اختلاف ہے جو ان کا حق ہے تو وہ جانے اور اللہ جانے. عاطف میاں کے ساتھ جو ہوا غلط ہوا! #AtifMian
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) September 7, 2018
For those who can’t read Urdu; ‘Agar aitraaz hai ke Ahmedi apne aap ko musalmaan kehte hai tou meray doston issi liye dastoor mein tarmeem kar ke unn ko ghair muslim karar diya gayatha takay ye mussla hal ho. Agar unn ko iss tarmeem se ikhtilaaf hai unn ka haqq hai tou wo janay aur Allah janay. Atif Mian ke saath jo hua, ghalat hua’.
Not only does this criticize the protest against Atif Mian’s appointment, if also calls out the government for bending to the will of some people, rather than focusing on the country.
Some people on Twitter said this was ‘Naya Pakistan’s effect on Hamza.
This is Naya Hamza ali abbasi
— Imran Khan (@beinggImranKhan) September 7, 2018
Hatred is pretty deep seeded since his tweet got a lot of pushback
Decision is abolitely right.Atif mian is a murtid who is converted to qadiani 4m islam.He abuses our religion calls it Intolerant & irrelevant &says only qadiani is true islam..jo Nauzbillah khatmeNabuat pe iman nae rekhta wo islami riasat ki bhalae kya kary ga..
— مامون الرشیر (@moonisheikh) September 7, 2018
Sharam karo, Tum nr Allah ko jaan deni hai imran khan ko ya pti walo ko nahin
— Bilal Ahmed (@BilalAh29451039) September 7, 2018
The rhetoric of ‘why hire him if you were going to fire him’ came up
And blame was placed on PM Imran.
مسلہ بس عمران خان ہے اور کچھ بھی نہیں ۔ پہلے اعتراض تھا لگایا کیوں اب یہ ہے کے نکالا کیوں
— Javeria Zafar Aheer (@Aheer94) September 7, 2018
The ruling party promised to bring up Quaid’s Pakistan.
قائد کے پاکستان اور قائد کے فرمان کے خلاف فیصلہ ہوا
قائد کے پاکستان میں اقلیتوں کے حقوق تھے۔۔۔🙏🏻🙏🏻
— Ehsan Mani (@EhsaanManiPCB) September 7, 2018
Many Pakistanis believed that the appointment of Atif Mian was a step in the right direction. Maybe it was a sign of the Naya Pakistan a lot had voted for, but this news sets us back so far.