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Federal cabinet to review 12-point agenda today

Federal cabinet to review 12-point agenda today
August 9, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The federal cabinet is going to meet today (Friday) to take up 12-point agenda that included current situation in the Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK). According to the sources, a summary to abandon trade with India would be presented in the cabinet meeting to be chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan. The cabinet will give a tougher stance against the Indian aggression in occupied Kashmir and revocation of the special status to the valley. The cabinet will also give approval in principal to suspend trade ties with India besides discussing a 12-point agenda including strategies of public interests. Sources said that the cabinet will mull over approving permission for the construction of high-rise buildings in major cities including Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Multan. The chief executive of National Fertilizers Corporation (NFC) is likely to be removed from his position after the formal approval of the cabinet members. A briefing would be held for the implementation of ‘Ehsaas’ poverty alleviation programme and the performance of the communication ministry and implementation of previous decisions taken by the federal cabinet. The agenda also includes the extension of licences to two airline companies, approvals of Federal Institute of Hyderabad, Allied Health Professional & Paramedics Act 2019, names for the board of directors of the industries and production ministry. According to the ministry of trade Pakistan, the balance of trade is in favour of India as Pakistan imported goods valuing $1.8 billion from India and exported merely $324 million to India in previous fiscal 2018-19. On July 30, PM Imran Khan chaired a meeting of the federal cabinet on Tuesday to discuss 16-point agenda. The cabinet offered fateha for ten martyred soldiers of Pakistan army in Balochistan, Waziristan and those who were martyred in incident of crashed training aircraft. The meeting is discussing overall political and economic situation in the country. The meeting would discuss a 16-point agenda, including matters related to the establishment of a commission for the children’s rights, amending the rules of business act 1973 and a summary for appointment of MD PASCO. The meeting will also discuss amendment in rules of business related to federal secretariat and appointment of the chairperson of national commission for human rights.