ISLAMABAD: The government has added the names of economists to the 18-member advisory council without asking them. Well-known economist and senior journalist Khurram Hussain says that he has been included in the Economic Advisory Council without asking me.
Khurram Hussain tweeted that he did not wish for the role and that he would not serve as a member of the Economic Advisory Council. I will continue to advise the government to improve the economy through my journalism.
My name has been added to the list of people on the Economic Advisory Council without my knowledge or my consent. Want to confirm that I did not seek this role, nor will I be taking it up.
All the advice I have to give to any govt is done thru my journalism.
– Khurram Husain (KhurramHusain) June 27, 2022
It should be noted that Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has today formed a new 18-member Economic Advisory Council in which the name of Khurram Hussain has also been included.
Other members of the advisory council include Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Muftah Ismail, Ahsan Iqbal, Maryam Aurangzeb, Ayesha Ghous Pasha, Hafeez Pasha, Ali Cheema, Muhammad Hassan Shah and Akhtar Hussain Shah.