Under pressure govt backtracks on Atif Mian appointment; removes economist from advisory council

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The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government has asked Princeton University economist Atif R. Mian to step down from the Prime Minister Imran Khan-led Economic Advisory Council (EAC), PTI Senator Faisal Javed Khan announced on Friday.

  • Fahad Chaudhry
  • Dawn

The decision follows mounting pressure from religiopolitical partiesagainst the appointment of Dr Mian, who is an Ahmadi.

Atef 1aAccording to a tweet by Senator Javed, Mian has agreed to give up his position on the council. A replacement will be announced later, he…

Minister of Information Fawad Chaudhary later confirmed the…

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