No place for Pakistan's religious minorities

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In an embarrassing climbdown for the new Pakistan government, it removed a highly regarded academic from its Economic Advisory Council following threats of possible violence from extremist religious groups.

Dr Atif Mian is a professor of economics, public policy and finance at Princeton University and a director of The Julis-Rabinowitz Centre for Public Policy and Finance at Woodrow Wilson School. He is the only Pakistani to be considered among the International Monetary Fund's top 25 brightest young economists.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 19, 2018, with the headline No place for Pakistan's religious minorities. Subscribe