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Do ahmadis deserve to live in Pakistan?-Yasser Hamdani

Yasser Latif Hamdani is a well-versed lawyer and a prominent writer who has invested a lot of time in expressing his views and perspectives on various issues. He is the author of the book ‘Jinnah; Myth and Reality’ where he argues that Jinnah, the founding father of Pakistan, wanted the country to be a secular democratic state. He is an active writer for The Daily Times Pakistan, The Friday Times and Express Tribune. As a lawyer, he has advocated several public legal disputes such as ‘The Bhagat Case’ and ‘YouTube case’ where he is constantly represents HIMSELF as the voice of the public and ARGUES for the unblocking of the website. He is also notable for endorsing the rights of Ahmadis (a minority group in Pakistan which has few different beliefs than THE Muslims) and champions the termination of oppression on them. This is the reason behind HIM writing the article, ‘Do ahmadis deserve to live in Pakistan?’ which was published in the Friday times in September 2009. Hamdani has presented a gloomy picture of the situation of the ahmadis in Pakistan: HE DESCRIBES IN DETAIL HOW they are persecuted and tortured for carrying out their different beliefs and how the government has always supported these heinous activities. His balanced tone and the logical coherence of the ideas and examples back up his article effectively but the lack of proper evidences makes the article incomplete. (KIND OF CONTRADICTORY. YOU SAY HE PROVIDES EXAMPLES BUT ALSO THAT THE ARTICLE LACKS PROPER EXAMPLES) Throughout the article, Hamdani’s own opinion is missing and he fails to present what he believes about the issue. IT IS NOT CLEAR WHETHER he think ahmedis deserve to live in Pakistan OR EVEN IF these activities will lead to the extermination of ahmadis from Pakistan. (He does actually, near the end, he implies that an extermination…...

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