Cabinet’s zero hour session discuss Maryam’s departure for abroad


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10 Dec, 2019 8:58 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan convened zero hour session of the cabinet members and discussed about the departure of Maryam Nawaz for abroad.

According to the sources, Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda strongly opposed to let Maryam Nawaz fly abroad. He said that the government should not exclude her name from the exit control list (ECL) at any cost.

The sources also confirmed that several members of the cabinet among PM Khan agreed with Faisal Vawda’s opinion during the zero hour session of cabinet members.

On the other hand, the federal cabinet meeting under the chair of PM Imran Khan approved the appointment of Overseas Pakistanis Foundation’s (OPF) Board of Governor (BoG).

Briefing the journalists on cabinet meeting, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan said that MoU Afghanistan and Anti-Narcotics agenda also approved in the meeting, however, the matters regarding Jinnah Airport and Local Government Commission has been delayed.

During the federal cabinet, the briefing was given about hoarding of the flour and hike in the prices of electricity and gas. The special assistant said that the meeting took stock of fifteen-month performance of the government.

Subsidy in prices of gas and electricity

“It also considered the relief measures to public, public interest legislation and various initiatives of the government including subsidy in prices of gas and electricity during the cabinet meeting,” Firdous Ashiq Awan mentioned.

Cabinet deliberates to provide maximum relief to people

She termed that the meeting has deliberated on various suggestions to remove obstacles to provide maximum relief to people as envisioned by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The special assistant said the prime minister took detailed briefing from Ministry of Water and Power and Ministry of Oil and gas. “PM Khan was informed that how circular debt was managed to bring it down to 12 billion rupees. The cabinet was also informed that consumers using less than 300 units of electricity have been given a subsidy of 242 billion rupees. It was informed that industries have been given a subsidy of 29 billion rupees,” she added.


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