Pakistan removes minority Ahmadi from economic council
Source: Associated Press
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The government of Pakistan’s newly elected prime minister removed a minority Ahmadi Muslim from a recently established economic council because of opposition from hard-line Islamists, a spokesman said Friday.
Critics say the move indicates that Prime Minister Imran Khan has bowed to religious figures opposed to the appointment of Atif Mian to the Economic Advisory Council because of his faith. Khan set up the 18-member council recently to seek guidance for improving the country’s ailing economy.
The council included 11 economists and seven government officials.