Asim Ijaz Khwaja also quits EAC after Atif Mian’s resignation

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ISLAMABAD: After resignation of renowned economist Atif Mian from Economic Advisory Council (EAC), Asim Ijaz Khwaja, professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, also resigned from the EAC.
In a tweet over controversy regarding Atif Mian’s issue, Ijaz Khwaja said, “Have resigned from EAC. Painful, deeply sad decision. Grateful for chance to aid analytical reasoning but not when such values compromised. Personally as a Muslim I can’t justify this. May Allah forgive/guide me&us all.Ever ready to help.Pakistan Paindabad”.
Earlier, Atif Mian tweeted that he had resigned for the sake of the government’s stability, which 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.
“Moving forward, I now hope and pray that the Economic Advisory Council is able to fulfill its mandate in the very best way so that the Pakistani people and nation can prosper and flourish,” he said.
“My prayers will always be with Pakistan and I will always be ready to help it in any way that is required.”

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