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Army chief’s extension not discussed in cabinet, says Firdous Ashiq Awan

Army chief’s extension not discussed in cabinet, says Firdous Ashiq Awan
December 24, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the extension of the army chief was not discussed during the cabinet meeting. Briefing about the cabinet meeting on Tuesday, she said that legal discussion over the extension issue is going on and the legal team will evolve consensus in this regard. “The government is not being run on chits and wishes, but under the law and the constitution,” she said. Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the objective of Rana Sanaullah’s lawyers to hamper the trial of the case. “The cabinet has approved a special financial package to facilitate people living along the Line of Control in Azad Kashmir. 33,498 families, who are direct victims of Indian firing, will get Rs5,000 each on quarterly basis under this package,” she said. She said that the cabinet had also approved one-time import of polio finger marker from India on the recommendations of World Health Organization. Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan told that Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) chairman to take immediate steps to clear garbage and waste from Islamabad. She said that reforms in tax laws were also approved by the cabinet and the prime minister directed Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to prepare a public friendly mechanism to facilitate common people.