Religious extremism

Atif Mian,is a Pakistani and got his early education in Pakistan. To get higher education, he moved to 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 IMF’s top 25 economists. Financial times had declared his book “House of Debt” the best book of the year.
Initially government appointed him member of Economic Advisory Council. Then government took back their decision after facing pressure from religious circles. I think this is not a fair decision taken by government, as the only concern was that he belongs to Ahmedi community. If we look his personality he is a brilliant and internationally renowned economist. I think he was the best option and eligible to become 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 relay 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-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah appointed Sir Zafarullah as first foreign minister of Pakistan who was an Ahmedi. We should not judge Dr.Atif on basis of his faith, but we ought to judge him on the basis of his work and capabilities. The religious extremism is at peak and that’s not a good sign for future of Pakistan.
AFTAB ALI BAIG
Karachi

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