Former PM Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law has caused uproar among Pakistan’s liberal sections by demanding a ban on military jobs for the minority Ahmadi community. DW examines why Pakistan has a problem with Ahmadis.
Captain (retired) Muhammad Safdar, who is ousted premier Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law and a member of the ruling Muslim League party, lashed out this week at the minority Ahmadi community in the country’s lower house of parliament.
He accused the religious group of conspiring against Pakistan and called for an action against them.
“These people [Ahmadis] are a threat to this country, its constitution and ideology,” Safdar said.
Safdar also asserted that he wanted to bring a resolution in the National Assembly (lower house of parliament) to put a ban on recruitment of Ahmadis in the armed forces.
“Because theirs is a false religion, in which there is no concept of jihad for Allah,” said Safdar.
His comments about the minority group have angered the country’s liberals, who say that Safdar is trying to divert attention from a corruption case against him by appeasing the powerful right-wing elements in the security establishment.
Some say the rise of the Milli Muslim League (MML) party, which allegedly has links to banned militant groups, is the reason behind Safdar’s diatribe against Ahmadis. The South Asian country’s election commission banned the… read more at source.
Know the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s views at its official website: www.Alislam.Org
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