ISLAMABAD - Dr Asim ljaz Khawaja, a professor of International Finance and Development at the Harvard Kennedy School and a leading international economist of Pakistani origin, also stepped down from the EAC in protest after news Atif Mian's resignation.
"Have resigned from EAC . Painful, deeply sad decision," Dr Asim said in a message on Twitter, adding that "ever ready to help" Pakistan.
Earlier in the day, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry took to Twitter and said, "The government has decided to withdraw Dr Mian's EAC appointment."
"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," Chauhdry added.