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Cabinet decides to monitor development projects under PSDP

Cabinet decides to monitor development projects under PSDP
June 15, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - The federal cabinet has decided to monitor the implementation of development projects under Public Sector Development Program (PSDP).

The federal cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan was held in Islamabad on Tuesday.

Briefing the journalists about the cabinet decisions, Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhary said a mechanism will be evolved in order to ensure timely availability of funds for the development projects.

He said a third party evaluation of the development projects will be carried out in order to ensure transparency.

The Information Minister the annual PSDP for the next fiscal year is of 900 billion rupees, and most of the mega projects for Sindh will be financed from it.

Fawad Chaudhary said the cabinet today approved implementation of Storm water drains projects under Karachi transformation program. The cabinet also approved National Digital Cable Policy.

Fawad said the digitalization of cable will improve the quality and ensure the people have access to more television channels. He said we will also give rights to the cable operators to purchase content.

The minister said there is also a proposal to reopen the cinemas from the June 30. He said the final decision to this effect will be taken by the National Command and Operator Center.

The cabinet approved the appointment of community welfare attache's in seven countries. On the complaints of overseas Pakistanis, two officers of Pakistani embassy in Saudi Arabia have been called back.

The cabinet discussed the use of Electronic Voting Machines in the elections.

The information minister said the Election Commission of Pakistan has been given presentation on the EVMs. He said the EVMs have been developed as per the aspiration of the election commission.  He said it is our desire that the next by elections are conducted by using these electronic voting machines.

The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs briefed the Prime Minister about the Elections (Second Amendment Bill) recently passed by the National Assembly. It was informed that this piece of legislation has been forwarded to the Senate for approval.

He said we consider overseas Pakistanis an important part of Pakistan and our priority is to give them the right to franchise.

The minister prayed to the Supreme Court that cases of Shehbaz Sharif are heard on daily basis. He said the people want to know the truth.