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Dr Atif Mian asked to step down from EAC.

ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf led federal government has asked Dr Atif Mian, to step down from the post of Economic Advisory Council (EAC) on Friday.

Earlier, Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry informed that on Twitter that the government has decided to withdraw Dr Mian's EAC appointment.

Fawad Chaudhry added that the government wants to move forward taking along Ulema and all segments of the society, and if a different perception develops through a nomination, it is not right.

Similarly, PTI Senator Faisal Javed also tweet that Dr Atif Mian was asked to step down from the Advisory Council and he has agreed.

Atif Mian was asked to step down from the Advisory Council and he has agreed. A replacement would be announced later.

The Pakistani-American economist's appointment to the EAC had led to severe criticism of the government.

Earlier on Tuesday, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry while addressing the criticism had said Pakistan belongs to minorities as much as it belongs to others.

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Publication:Frontier Post (Peshawar, Pakistan)
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Date:Sep 7, 2018
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