ISLAMABAD - The religious affairs minister has advised against appointing the Ahmedi minority economist Atif Mian in the Economic Advisory Council of Pakistan.
He revealed that Prime Minister Imran Khan had called him for consultation regarding renowned economist Dr Atif Mian 's appointment to the government's Economic Advisory Council.
"I told him what reaction there would be," he said.
He said he had told the prime minsiter that "whoever had been declared a non-Muslim will remain a non-Muslim; however, the state has to fulfill its responsibilities to grant minorities their due rights, as is incumbent upon it.
"Atif Mian's appointment was based on his expertise in economic affairs rather than his religious beliefs," he said, while at the same time revealing that "upon indication [of his faith] the notice of his appointment was retracted".