News of Dr. Atif Mian having been asked to step down from the Economic Advisory Council has been on the news the entire day.
Atif Mian was asked to step down from the Advisory Council and he has agreed. A replacement would be announced later.
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) September 7, 2018
When the news broke, people were incredibly upset that someone, as qualified as Dr. Atif Mian, was removed from the council for no other reason than his faith. Something which should never have mattered with his appointment.
First you reject Abdul Salam and now Atif Mian and many more on the religious basis.
Will this continue like this forever or should we hope for a Tolerant, Merit Based and Peaceful Pakistan anytime in future?#AtifMian #EconomicAdvisoryCouncil #Pakistan pic.twitter.com/IWUEgZNmzj
— Zaafir Javed Ahmed (@zaafir94) September 7, 2018
Truly disappointed by the decision of government asking #AtifMian to step down from The Economic Advisory Council just because of his religious beliefs.
And let me remind you that the first foreign minister of Pakistan was also an Ahmadi. pic.twitter.com/IuVEttrKnp
— Ali Raza Otho (@AliRazaOtho1) September 7, 2018
Along with Dr. Atif Mian being discussed, people were discussing Jibran Nasir as well. And a lot of people were confused about why he was a part of the conversation at all.
So we don’t like Jibran Nasir anymore? What happened
— Rana Talha Asfar (@RTAluvzAfridi) September 7, 2018
Why are people blaming Jibran Nasir?
— Musab (@MusabSajid) September 7, 2018
Apparently, the story goes that Jibran actually brought Dr. Atif Mian’s faith into the forefront to make a point about minorities. And people are furious with him for doing so because before he made this point, no one had an idea about it or even cared. His statement brought it to everyone’s attention and caused a huge issue.
And now, a lot of people are angry at Jibran Nasir for even pointing out Dr. Atif Mian’s faith in the first place.
No one new about atif mian. no one knew anyone on that list even the molvis had no idea but our liberal lot specially jibran nasir n dawn journos delibritley mentioned his faith which was not even required just to spark a reaction it was so fucking obvious, congrats bigots
— Imam St☭lin (@FriedKebab) September 7, 2018
Fuck Jibran Nasir because he outed AM as an Ahmedi, fuck him for voicing the need for social justice and equality. Fuck him for showing a mirror to this nation's bigotry and intolerance. If your keeping under the rug argument is valid, then by that same logic, we shouldn't be>>>
— H. (@system0fadowner) September 7, 2018
And people are VERY pissed about this entire issue and are blaming Jibran Nasir for the entire thing.
Congrats to Jibran Nasir Orya Maqbool Shehla Raza and every other cunt who played their part in this.
— Abdullah (@abdullahmajeed_) September 7, 2018
If only JIBRAN NASIR had kept his mouth SHUT, anti-ahmedi bigotry in Pakistan would’ve been OVER. Sweeping things under the rug usually works so well, how do people not get that??
— wajib ul cuddle (@UpUpandAwai) September 7, 2018
thanks to burger fc prime minister Jibran Nasir because of whom everyone got to know about Atif Mian's faith, all his fault freaking attention whore
— Ali (@AleyFarooqq) September 7, 2018
Not to be dramatic but I blame all this mess on Jibran Nasir for bringing up something to the surface that was long buried just for personal brownie points but then it was just an instigator & PTI’s hypocrisy had to show sooner or later. I’m really disappointed, what a shit show.
— J• (@pinkk_sabbath) September 7, 2018
And some people are just confused about what Jibran is trying to achieve since his narrative has always been to support the minorities.
Jibran Nasir avenges his loss in a big way.. Congrats dude..@MJibranNasir
— Hellth Minister (@kaxev) September 7, 2018
In this entire #AtifMian episode, it's Jibran Nasir who's agenda has been pushed so well. Congrats JB!
— Kiran (@KiranW_) September 7, 2018
Credit goes to Jibran Nasir for pointing out that Atif Mian is an Ahmedi. His agenda is beyond me.
— McSleepy (@Seeen_Jeeem) September 7, 2018
While some people think Jibran Nasir should not be blamed since the issue is more deeply rooted than that.
Everyone blaming Jibran Nasir please bother to do some basic research first.
Imran Khan embarrassed and abandoned Atif Mian for the same reasons in 2014 too. Then he went on to side with the khatam e nabuwat crowd for the next four years in his thirst for power. Nothing new here.
— – (@heavymetalkop) September 7, 2018
I don't think jibran nasir mentioning atif mian's religion is to be blamed for his exclusion with whatever intent he did it. Real change will only be possible if we take these decisions openly and stand by it.
— Hamzaa (@greatsince_98) September 7, 2018
Youthiyas blaming Jibran Nasir for this, as they didnt know about Atif Mian being Ahmedi before. Failing to realise that the real problem is that he's been removed after knowing that he's Ahmedi over his merit.
Birth certificate pe father's name ki jaga pe Imran Khan likhwalo.
— Anas Tipu (@teepusahab) September 7, 2018
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