I firmly believe that there was corruption/cheating in the elections and it was not completely fair. Elections were better and fairer but not entirely corruption free.
This is one of the proofs in my mind…ALH cannot win against Farooq Sattar in NA-245, its impossible unless there was vote rigging and corruption
But system cannot change overnight and Pakistan cannot go from being Pakistan to Madina overnight so improvements in the system are welcome.
ALH is a nasty, vile, corrupt individual and I agree.
Not against Farooq Sattar and I believe that still corruption took place.
Islam has politics and for the greater good you are supposed to use wisdom and not harshness. I am not saying Imran Khan is using Islam (properly) or that Islam was even on his radar
There is no way Farooq Sattar can lose in Karachi East, its impossible.
PTI decided to field a candidate who is popular in the Media to give the appearence to the people that it is possible.
There are a few other constituencies where I have my doubts but this is the most obvious which anyone with two brain cells would understand that “cheating went on…”
Him and his father belonged to Jamaa-e-Islami for years so I am not sure if he is Shia? Can anyone confirm or deny?
First Pakistani in the top 25 young economists in the world
I was wondering about that because someone told me that he is Shia but his father and him were both in JI. Do you have links on him and his background?
Mufti Rafi Usmani (DB) responds to Imran Khan's offer to discuss Qadiyani issues in detail.
Atif Mian was asked to step down from the Advisory Council and he has agreed. A replacement would be announced later.
عمران خان کا آئیڈیل ریاست مدینہ ہے، اور وزیر اعظم اور ان کی کابینہ کے اراکین عاشقان رسول کریم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم ہیں۔ ختم نبوت ہمارے ایمان کا حصہ ہے اور حال ہی میں گستاخانہ خاکوں کے معاملے پر حکومت نے جو کامیابی حاصل کی وہ بھی اسی نسبت کا اظہار ہے۔
Imran Khan's ideal is the state of Madina. Prime Minister and his cabinet are lovers of Sayyiduna Rasul-ullah (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam). Khatm-e-Nubuwwat is part of our Eemaan, our recent success in combating the blasphemous images is a manifestation of our connection.
The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government has asked Princeton University economist Atif R. Mian to step down from the Prime Minister Imran Khan-led Economic Advisory Council (EAC), PTI Senator Faisal Javed Khan announced on Friday.
The decision follows mounting pressure from religiopolitical parties against the appointment of Dr Mian, who is an Ahmadi.
According to a tweet by Senator Javed, Mian has agreed to give up his position on the council. A replacement will be announced later, he added.
Minister of Information Fawad Chaudhary later confirmed the development, saying the government has decided to withdraw the nomination of Dr Mian from the EAC because it wants to avoid division.
"The government wants to move forward alongside scholars and all social groups, and it is inappropriate if a single nomination creates an impression to the contrary," he tweeted.
In a second tweet, Chaudhry said the ideal state, according to Prime Minister Khan, is of Madina and that the premier and members of his cabinet hold Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in high esteem.
"Khatm-i-Nabuwwat [belief in the finality of the prophethood] is a part of our faith and the recent success achieved by the government in the matter of blasphemous sketches is reflective of the same connection," he wrote.
The appointment of Dr Mian of Princeton University (Department of Member Economics and Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy) to the 18-member EAC set up to advise the government on economic policy was opposed by some individuals and groups, including Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), who objected to his Ahmadi faith.
The news of his removal from the body comes as a surprise since the PTI government had only three days ago defended the academic's nomination, saying in categorical terms that it will "not bow to extremists".
"Pakistan belongs as much to minorities as it does to the majority," Information Minister Chaudhary had told a press conference in Islamabad, amidst a vicious online campaign targeting Dr Mian for his Ahmadiyya faith.
Chaudhry had taken to Twitter to recall that "Quaid e Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah appointed Sir Zafar Ullah [also an Ahmadi] as Foreign minister of Pakistan; we'll follow [the] principles of Mr Jinnah, not of extremists."
His thoughts were echoed by Minister of Human Rights Shireen Mazari, who tweeted: "Exactly. Well put indeed. Time to reclaim space for the Quaid's Pakistan!".
The first meeting of the recently reconstituted EAC was presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday, but it could not be attended by three international economists of Pakistani origin, including Dr Mian, because of technical reasons.
“They could not make it because our web-link was down,” an official told Dawn.
A social media smear campaign had erupted against the economist's appointment, with many calling for his removal.
A call-to-attention notice had also been submitted in the Senate by opposition parties against Mian's inclusion in the EAC. The notice bore the signatures of the PML-N, Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal and the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party members.
No member of the PPP had signed the document, with the party making it clear that it would not be part of a witch-hunt based on someone's faith.
A large number of supporters had also defended Mian's appointment on social media, saying that one's religion should not factor into their professional qualifications or employment.
Dr Mian has served as a professor of economics, public policy and finance at Princeton University and as director of The Julis-Rabinowitz Centre for Public Policy and Finance at Woodrow Wilson School. He is the only Pakistani to be considered among International Monetary Fund’s ‘top 25 brightest young economists’.
Ahmadis were declared non-Muslims in Pakistan through a constitutional amendment passed on September 7, 1974 during the tenure of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
This measure was later followed with Gen Ziaul Haq making it a punishable offence for Ahmadis to call themselves Muslim or to refer to their faith as Islam.
P.S: I am not a PTI supporter, just reporting facts...
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.