February 06, 2018


PM Abbasi chairs cabinet meeting

Yaseen Hashmi

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday chaired meeting of the Federal Cabinet at Prime Minister’s Office.

The Cabinet approved signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in the field of information between the Committee on Television & Radio of the Government of Public of Tajikistan & Ministry of Information, Broadcasting & National Heritage of Pakistan.

Signing of the MoU for cooperation in the field of labour and training between the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Sultanate of Oman was also approved.

The Cabinet approved singing of arrangements on mutual cooperation in the field of justice administration between the Ministry of Law and Justice of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tunisia, while it also approved enforcement of the Costs of Litigation Act, 2017 with effect from 1st March 2018.

PM headed meeting also approved a proposal for repatriation of Mr. Muhammad Naseem, Judge Banking Court-I Peshawar to Peshawar High Court Peshawar and appointment of Mr. Khawaja Wahij-ud-Din, District & Session Judge as Judge Banking Court-I Peshawar, as recommended by Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court.

A proposal to appoint Syed Kausar Abbas Zaidi, District & Session Judge, as Judge Special Court (Anti-Terrorism-I) Islamabad was also approved.

Proposal for notifying Maximum Retail Price (MRPs) of various drugs as well as reduction in prices of drugs in line with the Drug Pricing Policy was also approved.
Appointment of Dr. Sheikh Akhtar Hussain against the post of Chief Executive Officer,

Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan for a period of 3 months was approved. The Cabinet directed Ministry of National Health Services to expedite process of appointment of regular CEO of Drug Regulatory Authority.

Approval of appointment of members of Board of Directors of Pakistan State Oil Company Limited (PSOCL) and Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) was also accorded, while approval in principle for legislation in respect of establishment of “Institute of Science and Technology Bahawalpur” was also accorded by the Federal Cabinet.

Discussing the issues being faced by the sugarcane growers, the Federal Cabinet while showing its concern directed the provincial governments to fulfil their responsibility towards ensuring prompt payments, at notified rates, to the farmers by the sugar mills immediately.


Courtesy www.dailytimes.com.pk

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