Friday, February 3, 2023

Federal govt decides to maintain ban on TLP

Federal govt decides to maintain ban on TLP

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - The federal cabinet has decided to maintain ban on Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) and the cabinet also approved the proposal to set up a JIT for Haleem Adil as well as a 15 per cent special allowance for the armed forces.

This was stated by Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry while briefing top the journalists about decisions taken by the federal cabinet, which met in the federal capital on Tuesday under the chair of Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan.

A 22-point agenda was reviewed in the cabinet meeting. Fawad Chaudhry said that the salary of the army has not been increased for the last two years, therefore 15 per cent special allowance is being given to the armed forces. "Allowances will also be given to Rangers and FC employees on the orders of the prime minister," he added.

The minister also mentioned that the cabinet, on the request of Haleem Adil Sheikh, approved the formation of a JIT to investigate the cases framed against him by the Sindh government. "The premier directed the next cabinet meeting to present a comprehensive plan for rationalizing the security and protocols of key personalities."

Situation of Afghan refugees

The information minister said that Pakistan has its eye on the situation of Afghan refugees. "The world should stand with Pakistan and Pakistan is deeply concerned over the bad situation in Afghanistan. We pray that Afghans do not have to leave their homes, however, the concerned ministries has been directed to make a comprehensive policy."

Retail prices of 49 medicines

Fawad Chaudhry said that it was also approved to fix retail prices of 49 medicines. The cabinet approved to appoint Muhammad Amjad Khan as CEO of IS and Shah Jahan Mirza was given to additional charge of CEO of Alternative Energy Board. The cabinet also approved to appoint Javed Ahmed Siddiqui as Pakistan Railway Freight Transportation Company.

It also approved a proposal to appoint a chief executive officer, to amend the Ministry of Planning's Rules of Business, and a draft agreement between Pakistan and Uzbekistan on co-operation in the field of television and radio.

Saudi Arabia to release 85 Pakistani prisoners

He said the cabinet was informed that Saudi Arabia would release 85 Pakistani prisoners on the occasion of Eidul Azha. He said a special plane would be dispatched to bring them back from Saudi Arabia. He said the government is also making strenuous efforts to bring Pakistani citizens detained in different countries on minor charges.

20 million people have so far been vaccinated

Regarding Covid situation in Pakistan, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said 20 million people have so far been vaccinated. He said over half million people were vaccinated yesterday alone, which is the highest number since the start of vaccination drive. Urging the people to observe Standard Operating Procedures to prevent spread of the pandemic and to get them vaccinated, the Minister said cases in Karachi and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa increased in last few days, while situation in Punjab is under control.

Allow common people in VVIP clubs.

Fawad Chaudhry said Imran Khan also instructed the Chairman of Capital Development Authority to make the federal capital an encroachment free area. He said PM Khan also directed to take necessary measures to allow common people in VVIP clubs.