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Federal cabinet meeting reviews situation created by protest of religious party

Federal cabinet meeting reviews situation created by protest of religious party
April 13, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - The federal cabinet meeting, under the chair of Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan, has reviewed the situation created by the protest of a religious party.

Briefing media regarding the decisions taken by the federal cabinet, Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry said that the government wanted the prevailing law and order situation to resolve in a peaceful manner.

He also said that any group could present its demands before the state, however, being a state, they could not allow any group to make decisions on its behalf. “We can hold talks on demands, however, issuing directives to a government is not acceptable in any manner,” he added.

The federal minister maintained that the protest had disrupted oxygen supply at health facilities treating COVID-19 patients.

Cabinet approves deployment of Rangers

The cabinet meeting has approved deployment of Rangers in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Jehlum and Bahawalpur to maintain law and order situation.

Opposition on electoral reforms

He said that the government was ready to hold talks separately with the PPP, PML-N and JUI-F on electoral reforms. "Government wants talks with PPP, PML-N and JUI-F for electoral reforms," he said.

Establishment of registration authority

Fawad Chaudhry said the cabinet also approved establishment of a registration authority to get geographical indicator tags for Pakistan's agricultural and non-agricultural products to maintain their Pakistani identity.

He said geographical indicator tag for Pakistani mangoes, precious gems, and other products will be acquired for their protection as Pakistani products in the international market.

The minister said the cabinet approved establishment of Litigant Facilitation Centre in Islamabad to facilitate litigants and lawyers. He said Zaireen Management policy and reduction in student’s visa fee were also approved.

Fawad Chaudhry said now the overseas Pakistanis can get succession certificates from respective Pakistani embassies in foreign countries. He said the cabinet was briefed that Central Business District will be completed in 18 months on over 300 acres of land in Lahore to boost economic activities in the country.

The minister said proceedings of the cabinet will be made paperless from next week which will save millions of rupees.