Imran Khan faces severe criticism over ‘Ahmadi community’s’ status
On Wednesday, Federal government has included Qadianis in the National Commission of Minorities (NCM) under the instruction of Prime Minister, Imran Khan. The Ministry of Religious affairs has been directed to reorganize the commission and include Ahmadi community in the same. The commission will comprise of 7 official members and 8 non-official members.
Historical Newspaper; Headlines when Qadyanis were officially declared as Non-Muslims
[Prophet Muhammad SAW is the last messenger of Allah]#قادیانی_دنیا_کا_بدترین_کافر#قادیانی_اقلیت_نہیں_غدار pic.twitter.com/QuWQabfhSF
— محمد حنیف شہزاد (@HaneefShahzad4) April 30, 2020
Government has ordered to send an updated memo to the Ministry of Religious Affairs to reorganize the commission on Wednesday.
Criticism of government’s controversial decision
The decision by Imran Khan is being criticized by various politicians. PMLQ’s Chaudhary Shujaat has expressed his grave concerns over the recent development. He is of the view that neither Qadianis accept themselves as a non-muslim minority nor do they accept constitution of Pakistan. In such a like situation, giving them status of a minority is a moot point and an irrational decision.
@ImranKhanPTI pledged to projects Ahmediya Qadianis
And even Change Pakistan's Constitution to do so
Today PTI trying it's best to full fill it's promise to the Ahmediyas.@BBhuttoZardari @AseefaBZ#قادیانی_دنیا_کا_بدترین_کافر#قادیانی_اقلیت_نہیں_غدار#GovernorSindhMustResign pic.twitter.com/8lU2vXlOhy
— Mir Tamoor Ali Channa (@TamoorChannaPPP) April 30, 2020
PMLQ President demanded cancellation of this decision on an urgent basis. Lastly, he declared that he and his party disassociate themselves from any such proposal which is in direct violation of the constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. He further added that favoring Qadianis is only a mockery of law and is unacceptable. He also objected over non-consultation of Ulema on such a sensitive issue and the fact that the government did not bother to take its allies into confidence before making this decision.
Meanwhile, MPA Hafiz Ammar Yasir also labelled the decision as injudicious and ill-advised. He commented that such a measure seems quite short sighted on government’s behalf.