Cabinet postpones decision to increase PTV fee in electricity bills: Shibli Faraz
July 21, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Federal Minister for Information Shibli Faraz said that the cabinet has postponed the decision to increase the Pakistan Television (PTV) fee in the electricity bills. Addressing a press conference after the cabinet meeting on Tuesday, he said that PTV was ruined through unnecessary recruitments in the previous governments. “It was decided to increase the fee to strengthen it again. The matter has been postponed for a week for further discussion,” he said. The minister said that public representatives should disclose their assets. “The cabinet has lauded the decision as assistants and advisers are party of the government,” he added. Shibli Faraz said that the government has restarted Bhasha Dam and the nation would see its results. “The PM has ordered to pay off the arrears of the media and I have been assigned this task,” he said. He said that action would be taken against profiteers. “We have placed some orders as there was shortage of 1.5 million tons of wheat,” he added. The minister said that they requested the Sindh government not to levy tax on wheat import. He said that the cabinet had approved to amend the laws pertaining to money laundering.