Twitterati slam Shehla Raza for ‘dragging religion into politics’

  • Shehla Raza blames social media team for the post after receiving flak

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and former deputy speaker of the Sindh Assembly Syeda Shehla Raza drew ire of the social media users for tweeting her opposition to the inclusion of Dr Atif R Mian, who is an Ahmadi, in Prime Minister Imran Khan’s newly reconstituted Economic Advisory Council (EAC).

The EAC is comprised of 18 members and is chaired by the prime minister himself. Globally acclaimed economists have been included in the team to provide advice over economic problems plaguing the country.

Before joining the EAC, Mian served as professor of Economics, Public Policy and Finance at Princeton University, the director of the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance at the Woodrow Wilson School and the only Pakistani to be considered among International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) ‘top 25 brightest young economists’.

On Sunday, Shehla Raza tweeted, “The creation of 5 million homes, 10 million jobs, creation of South Punjab province all in a 100 days was a lie.”

“But this hypocrisy, the appointment of a descendant of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as a close advisor was unexpected from those who declared the State of Madina as an ideal,” she added.


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