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Govt decides to withdraw Atif Mian's nomination as member of EAC

Govt decides to withdraw Atif Mian's nomination as member of EAC
September 7, 2018
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has decided to withdraw nomination of Princeton University economist Atif R Mian as member of Economic Advisory Council (EAC). In a tweet, Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry said that the government decided to withdraw the nomination of Atif as memer of EAC. "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," he added.   In another tweet, the minister said that "the state of Madina is the ideal of Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Prime Minister and his cabinet members love their Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him). Khatam-e-Nabuwwat is part of our faith, and the government's recent success in connection with blasphemous caricatures is part of this association."   On the other hand, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Faisal Javed Khan announced that the government has asked from Atif Mian to step down from Prime Minister Imran Khan-led Economic Advisory Council (EAC). According to a tweet by Faisal Javed, Atif Mian has agreed to step down from his position on the advisory council. He also said that the replacement would be announced later. "Atif Mian was asked to step down from the Advisory Council and he has agreed. A replacement would be announced later, the PTI leader tweeted.