The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government has asked Dr Atif Mian , who had been appointed to the Economic Advisory Council (EAC), to step down.

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Twitter, "The government has decided to withdraw Dr Mian's EAC appointment."

"The government wants to take ulema and all social classes together and move forward," Chauhdry added.

It is not favourable if one appointment causes differences, he further said.