Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Tuesday Pakistan belongs to minorities as much as it belongs to others.

While addressing a press conference, he questioned, "What should we do with the minorities in the country?"

"Should we throw them out?" Chaudhry asked after criticism following the appointment of Dr Atif Mian as a member of the newly reconstituted Economic Advisory Council (EAC).

"What is wrong with the appointment of him as a member of the EAC?” Chaudhry further questioned.

He continued, "This is the person everyone is saying will be the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in the next five years. Why should we not appoint him?" 

Fawad Chaudhry added, "It is not like we have appointed him as a member of the Islamic Council. No one should have any problem with the appointment of any minority."

However, he further said that protecting members of the minority communities is not just the job of the government but also the religious right of every Muslim.

He maintained, "Those opposing the appointment are fundamentally extremists. We should not bow down to extremists." 

Moreover, while speaking about presidential candidate Dr Arif Alvi, Chaudhry said he is a professional man.