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Adhoc, contract, daily wages and project employees will not be regularized, decides Federal Cabinet

Adhoc, contract, daily wages and project employees will not be regularized, decides Federal Cabinet
December 21, 2021 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Federal Cabinet, in the light of court decisions and on the recommendation of the Establishment Division, has stated that there is no legal right to regularize adhoc, temporary, contract, daily wages and project employees.

The decision was announced during a meeting of the federal cabinet on Tuesday.

The cabinet commended the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for successfully convening the Extraordinary session of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers on the situation in Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Planning gave a detailed briefing to the cabinet on key economic indicators. In the current government, all the figures and statistics are on a positive trajectory. The incumbent government inherited foreign loans, interest on loans and Circular debt which caused difficulties.

The Cabinet was informed that the volume of exports between July 2021 and November 2021 stood at Rs12.3 billion, an increase of 29% compared to the previous year. Foreign remittances rose to Rs 12.9 billion from Rs 11.8 billion. Pakistan's foreign exchange reserves rose to Rs 25.2 billion from Rs 20.3 billion, an increase of 24.2%. The collection of tax revenue has increased from Rs 1.7 trillion to Rs 2.3 trillion, an increase of 36.8 per cent.

The meeting was briefed regarding introduction of electronic voting machine and empowerment of Overseas Pakistanis to vote. Federal Minister Shibli Faraz informed that the government committee will meet the Election Commission tomorrow. The cabinet vowed to hold the next elections with electronic voting machines after the enactment of the Electronic Voting Machine and the voting rights for Overseas Pakistanis act.

The cabinet was informed that the prices of all household items in the region, except for tea leaves, are lower in Pakistan. These items include flour, ghee, gram, dal mash, dal mung, tomato, onion, chicken and petrol. Concerns were raised over higher prices of essential commodities in Sindh including flour, sugar, milk, ghee and pulses.

The cabinet approved the proposed draft of the Islamabad Police Act 2021 to bring the Islamabad Police in line with contemporary standards and to improve the law and order situation in the capital.

The cabinet was briefed on the production and supply of urea fertilizer in the country. At present there is an abundance of fertilizer to meet the needs of the country.

The cabinet endorsed the decisions taken at the meetings of the Economic Co-ordination Committee held on 16 and 17 December 2021.