Social media erupts over Capt Safdar's speech against Ahmadis

Published: October 11, 2017
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Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar. PHOTO: FILE

Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar. PHOTO: FILE

Twitter users did not react kindly to Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar’s recent National Assembly speech in which he had launched an attack on the Ahmadiyya community.

In the speech, Safdar, son-in-law of former premier Nawaz Sharif,  called for a ban on hiring Ahmadis in the armed forces and other important institutions of the country.

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Some journalists and social media activists voiced their concern over the consequences Safdar’s words could have on the precarious law and order situation in the country.

One user scathingly reminded Safdar of the contributions prominent Ahmadis had made to the state of Pakistan.

Others like journalist Zahid Hussain and activist Jibran Nasir were not so subtle, and called for his arrest outright.

 

Twitterati were of he opinion that it was clear that Safdar did not represent the Pakistan that Quaid-i-Azam Muahmmad Ali Jinnah dreamed of and wondered whether his outburst was simply a political ploy ahead of the general elections next year.

Safdar, who is currently out on bail as he faces a NAB corruption reference, had asked for the withdrawal of a decision to name a department of Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) after Dr Abdul Salam. He had also said that the university department should be named after a Muslim, while questioning the patriotism of Pakistani Ahmadis.

He even said that the military coup of October 12, 1999 was an Ahmadi revolution.

A Twitter user had an interesting opinion on the matter.

Political figures across the country have not been commenting on the issue because of its sensitive nature.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • NADEEM SHAH
    Oct 11, 2017 - 12:39AM

    If Maryam can select him as her husband, I have high hopes for my self.Recommend

  • Allah Rukha
    Oct 11, 2017 - 2:01AM

    I am sure he has never read a book about Ahmadiyya beliefs. This guy is trying to stir up political controversy by using religion so he can be more popular than his wife. Recommend

  • PTI ke jay
    Oct 11, 2017 - 8:51AM

    Lets see what Miss Twitter (Maryam Safdar) would tweet on this?Recommend

  • Sabi
    Oct 11, 2017 - 9:27AM

    He is a stupid man wonder what would have been NS thinking all the time about his stupidity.Recommend

  • Madame Sisi
    Oct 11, 2017 - 9:48AM

    No wonder this duffer never rose beyond captain in the army !Recommend

  • Raghu
    Oct 11, 2017 - 10:39AM

    Although i strongly disagree with all points that Capt. Safdar has made. But I will surely agree on this one point.Recommend

  • Raja Mehtab
    Oct 11, 2017 - 12:27PM

    I strongly agree with this man, he is the man of symbol. He did what is the responsibility of every individual Muslim. Thumb up you man. You are love.Recommend

  • Ahmad
    Oct 11, 2017 - 12:34PM

    @Raghu:
    And that is?Recommend

  • I am a Khan
    Oct 11, 2017 - 6:52PM

    Brave Man. Salutes to him.Recommend

  • Acorn Guts
    Oct 11, 2017 - 7:53PM

    @I am a Khan:
    Bravery is not hitting the weak .. bravery is taking a hit for the weak. Safdar failed on both accounts.Recommend

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