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Ahmadis excluded from National Commission for Minorities

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Tuesday withdrew its decision of including Ahmadis in the National Commission for Minorities.

According to sources, following recommendations from Ministry of Religious Affairs, the government withdrew its earlier decision to give representation to the Ahmadi community in the minorities commission.

They said that the decision was reconsidered after the move sparked fierce criticism from the religious right on mainstream and social media platforms.

Meanwhile, the federal cabinet has approved the reconstitution of the commission.

A Hindu community member from Sindh, Chela Ram Kewlani has been named as chairman of the commission. Maulana Syed Muhammad Abdul Khabir Azad and Mufti Gulzar Ahmed Naeemi will represent the Muslim community in the commission.

Three members each have been selected from Hindu and Christian community, while two members have been named from Sikh community and one member each will represent Kelash and Parsi communities in the commission. No Ahmadi has been included in the commission. The chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology will be the commission’s ex-officio member while the religious affairs secretary will also act as the commission’s secretary.



10 Comments

  1. Pete Mathew said:

    ……and this ‘brilliant’ humanitarians worry about Kashmiris?

  2. Frank said:

    So now Ahmedis neither are considered Muslims nor minorities. Quite a mystery, So Imran Khan has surrendered to the religous bigots.

    • Kabeer said:

      boy, when you live in a country their are certain rules, ahmedis can’t be in minorities because they say they are muslims, while muslims are those who believe Muhammad (saw) is the last prophet, so how can be they are muslims? if they say we are not muslims, then are welcome in minorities panel. JazakAllah

  3. Frank said:

    So now Ahmedis neither are considered Muslims nor minorities. Quite a mystery, So Imran Khan has surrendered to the religous bigots.

  4. run 3 said:

    I do not know what to say really what you share very well and useful to the community, I feel that it makes our community much more developed, thanks

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