ISLAMABAD – Despite allegations over his party and government siding with autocratic forces and clamping down on freedom of expression, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan continues to come out as the leading dissenting and progressive voice in the country, as he fearlessly plays his part in saying what needs to be said. Earlier this month the state minister was seen painting what he maintains was an eerily accurate picture of the country, with a tweeted image underlining how the state is being run and another tweet showing the extremist ideology that is at its heart.
The minister’s expressions, interpreting how he perceives the Pakistani state and society, continue to come on Twitter, where he was recently seen describing the tendencies in the country to perpetuate ethnic stereotypes. Ali Khan maintains that just because a notorious member of a demographic is a certain way, doesn’t mean that all others would be like him as well.
While talking to The Dependent, the indubitably liberal and progressive Ali Muhammad Khan, maintains that he is not afraid of any repercussions.
“Such is the level of regression and bigotry in our country that it boils my blood. I consider it my faith to highlight such regressive ideas. I owe it to my people and don’t care what ramifications I have to suffer because of them. I will continue to condemn ethnic stereotyping,” he said.