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PM chairs federal cabinet meeting on 18-points agenda

PM chairs federal cabinet meeting on 18-points agenda
March 7, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) –Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Thursday chaired the federal cabinet meeting on the 18-point agenda. The meeting was held in Islamabad. The cabinet discussed a set of 18 points agenda pertaining to matters of national and international importance. The prime minister was briefed on progress with regard to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government’s reform agenda. the meeting reviewd also to give approval for renewal of the Regular Public Transport (RPT) licence of AirBlue owned by former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. The endorsement of the decisions taken by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) in its February 26 meeting, posting of the POFB member production coordination, posting of MPC in heavy industries Taxila Board and posting of member ministerial coordination in POF board are also part of the agenda.
Cabinet condemns Indian aggression, lauds forces for stunning response
Earlier on Feb 28, Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired meeting of the federal cabinet at PM’s Office. The Federal Cabinet has reaffirmed Pakistan’s firm commitment to peace and stability while fully protecting its sovereignty, preserving its territorial integrity and responding with full force in case of any external aggression. The cabinet praised the armed forces for their calibrated response to the Indian aggression which was designed to give a message that though Pakistan has the capability, it does not intend to harm innocent civilians or cause undue damage.
Cabinet lauds PM’s speech
Lauding Prime Minister’s speech, as of a statesman, the cabinet expressed the hope that sanity would prevail on Indian government and leadership so that regional peace is not jeopardized.
Foreign Minister briefs
The foreign minister briefed the Cabinet about his engagements with Foreign Minister of China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran and other world leaders on the current situation. The meeting  appreciated the efforts of the Foreign Minister and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs towards highlighting Pakistan’s principled stance and its efforts to deescalate the situation. In the meeting, it ratified the decisions taken by Cabinet Committee on Energy and the Cabinet Committee on Privatization in their meetings held on 13th of this month.
Cabinet grants FIA for expenditures of JIT to probe fake accounts
It also granted exception to FIA from the provision of PPRA Rules 2004 for the expenditures of JIT to probe fake and Benami Accounts. It approved signing of Framework Arrangement amounting to 500 million dollars with Republic of Korea.
Approval for signing of MoUs
Approval for signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) between the Committee on Financial Monitoring of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Financial Monitoring Unit of Government of Pakistan concerning cooperation in the exchange of financial intelligence related to money laundering and terrorist financing was granted.