Islamabad, January 16, 2018 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired a meeting of the Federal Cabinet at Prime Minister’s Office today. The Cabinet accorded approval for signing of MoU between Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APPC) and Bahrain News Agency (BNA). The Cabinet ratified recommendation of Cabinet Committee for Disposal of Legislative Cases (CCLC) in respect of the Ehtram-e-Ramzan (Amendment) Bill, 2017, which seeks to enhance penalties for violation of Ramzan and closure of cinemas / theatres during fasting hours.
The Cabinet deferred ratification of recommendation of Cabinet Committee for Disposal of Legislative Cases (CCLC) in respect of Amendment in the Loans for Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Purposes Rules, 1973. The Cabinet constituted a committee to review the said rules and propose recommendations within two weeks. The committee is to be chaired by Mr. Danial Aziz, Minister for Privatization with members including Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari, Minister for Power and Mr. Haroon Akhtar Khan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister.
The Cabinet approved amendment in the Schedule of FIA Act, 1974. After the amendment, certain offences under Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) committed through Cyber / Electronic means / IT systems would be included in the Schedule of FIA Act, 1974. Federal Cabinet also accorded approval for appointment of CEO / MD of Pakistan LNG Ltd.
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