PM Imran Khan asks ministers not to leave country as three months are very important
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the federal ministers not to leave Pakistan as three months are very important.
Addressing the Federal Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, he said that the country was facing economic crisis. "There is a three-month target to deal with the challenges. Under these circumstances, the ministers should not pay foreign visits," he directed.
The prime minister said that the cabinet members should improve the performance of their ministries. "The government will soon overcome all crises," he added.
During the meeting, Federal Minister Asad Omar briefed the cabinet on the new variant of COVID-19, Omicron. The meeting was informed that the new variant originated in Africa. According to initial reports, the rate of spread is very high. The cabinet called for the implementation of COVID SOPs such as use of mask in public places, social distancing and vaccinations for public safety.
The cabinet was briefed regarding introduction of electronic voting machine and empowerment of Overseas Pakistanis to vote. Federal Minister Shibli Faraz gave a briefing on procurement of electronic voting machines, training of staff, responsibilities of concerned agencies, public awareness campaign and timely delivery.
The cabinet expressed grave concerns over the release of a video of alleged vote-buying during the by elections in NA 133. The cabinet said such illegal actions were anti-democratic. Keeping in view the transparency, the cabinet directed the concerned departments to clarify about the audit report on the package for COVID-19.