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Federal cabinet again refers polls funds issue to National Assembly for final approval

Federal cabinet again refers polls funds issue to National Assembly for final approval
April 17, 2023 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif presided over a meeting of the federal cabinet on Monday.

During the meeting, the forum approved the summary of the standing comittee for the provision of funds for the elections in Punjab and referred the matter to the National Assembly for final approval.

APP adds: The elections funds’ summary was forwarded by the Finance Ministry which was prepared as per recommendation of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Finance for provision of required funds to the ECP.

The meeting of the cabinet also paid tribute to the late Mufti Abdul Shakoor who died in a traffic mishap in the Capital few days back.

Addressing the cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that late Mufti was a renowned religious scholar and an honest and hardworking member of his cabinet. The prime minister said that late Mufti ran his election campaign in his constituency on motorcycle.

During the cabinet meetings, he found late minister as a straight forward and clear minded speaker.

The prime minister said that late minister made excellent arrangements with his hard work and honesty, the prime minister further lauded. “Today, not only this house and parliament, but the whole country lost a great scholar, mufti and thinker,” he added.

Former member of the cabinet had no other sources of income except his salary, he added. The prime minister further said that late Mufti had been ‘a gem’ of the JUI-F.

The meeting also congratulated Federal Minister Sherry Rehman on her inclusion in the list of 100 most influential personalities issued by the Time Magazine for raising voice on issues of climate change.

Earlier on April 14, a three-member bench headed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial had ordered to State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) release Rs21 billion for the elections in Punjab.