Dr Atif Mian appointment

To discuss about the appointment of Dr.Atif Mian as a member of the Economic Advisory Council (EAC), we first look who is Atif Mian. Basically, he is a Pakistani and got his early education in Pakistan. To get higher education, he moved to the USA. In USA from Princeton University he did MSc in Mathematics and computer science and PhD in economics. He is the only Pakistani to be considered among the IMF top 25 economists. Financial times had declared his book “House of Dept” a best book of the year.
The only concern or problem to the people from his appointment is that, he belongs to Ahmedi community. If we look his personality without the prism of religion he is a brilliant and internationally renowned economist. I think he is the best option and eligible to become the member of the Economic Advisory Council. I see a lot of propaganda against him in media and on social media only on the basis of his faith that does not seems to be fair.
If we trade with non-Muslims countries and rely on their inventions and goods, why can’t we appoint Atif Mian? If Ahmedis are not allowed to get government positions of our country, why Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah appointed Zafar-u-llah as first Foreign Minister of Pakistan. We should not judge Dr.Atif on the basis of his faith, but we ought to judge him on the basis of his work and capability.
AFTAB ALI BAIG
Karachi

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