Friday, December 9

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chairs meeting of Federal Cabinet

Islamabad, January 10, 2018 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired a meeting of the Federal Cabinet at PM Office, Islamabad today. The Federal Cabinet Offered Fateha for the martyrs of Quetta terrorist incident yesterday. The Cabinet strongly condemned barbaric incident of Kasur and directed that strict action should be taken against the perpetrators of the heinous act. Ministry of Energy (Power Division) gave a presentation to the Federal Cabinet on power system constraints for Summer 2018 and the requirements for the up-gradation of transmission and distribution system in the country.

Discussing transfer of Pakistan Central Cotton Committee and Cotton related matters from M/o Textile Industry to M/o National Food Security and Research Division, the Federal Cabinet constituted a Committee headed by Advisor to PM Mr. Sartaj Aziz to assess cotton production pattern in the country and submit its recommendation within two weeks for making an informed decision.

The Federal Cabinet also accorded following approvals:

The Cabinet approved amendment in Capital Development Authority Ordinance, 1960.

Ratification of “Protocol between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, regarding the Exchange of Armed Forces Personnel”.

Approval of Signing Draft MoU between the Department of Archaeology and Museums National Museum Rietberg, Zurich Switzerland.

Ratification of the Decisions Taken by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet in its meeting held on 22-12-2017.

Appointment of Member of National Industrial Relations Commission (NIRC) submitted by Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development.

Appointment of Chief Executive Officer / Managing Director Inter State Gas System Company Limited (ISGSL).

The Federal Cabinet also approved placing of annual report of the National Economic Council (NEC) for year 2016-17 before both Houses of the Parliament as required by Article 156(5) of the Constitution.

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