Source: Dawn News
Celebrated economist Atif Mian, who was asked to resign earlier on Friday from the government’s Economic Advisory Council (EAC) for his adherence to the Ahmadiyya faith, tweeted a brief statement surrounding the circumstances of his resignation in the evening.
The Princeton University economist said he had resigned for the sake of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government’s stability, which he said had been under a lot of adverse pressure from Muslim clerics and their supporters.
He nonetheless said he was still ready to serve Pakistan, “as it is the country in which I was raised and which I love a great deal.”
“Serving my country is an inherent part of my faith and will always be my heartfelt desire,” he said.