Federal cabinet postpones appointment of new Sindh IGP
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The federal cabinet postponed the appointment of new Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the matter was handed over to the governor and the chief minister on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has chaired a meeting of the federal cabinet to discuss 15-point agenda including the appointment of new IGP Sindh after the removal of the current police chief Dr Kaleem Imam.
According to the sources, the cabinet members belonging to coalition partner Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) raised objections over the matter of Sindh IGP.
After the reservations emerged from the cabinet members, it was decided to further consult Sindh governor and chief minister for finalising the IGP appointment.
Regulations for issuance of arms licence
The sources said that the cabinet meeting also reviewed the current political and economic situation of the country besides discussing the regulations for the issuance of arms licence. An amendment for Pakistan Arms Act was recommended and approved by the members.
Ending powers of president, PM for establishing camp offices
According to the sources, an amendment has been approved for ending powers of the president and prime minister for establishing camp offices.
Construction of 0.5 million houses
The matter will be tabled in the parliament for promulgating legislation construction of 0.5 million houses. The recommendation for signing an agreement for the construction of 0.5 million houses by the federal government was also postponed.
Appointment on position of Ogra VC
The federal cabinet greenlighted the decisions of the Federal Cabinet Committee for Energy; appointment on the position of vice-chairman of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA); establishment of National Commission for Children Rights and regulation for writing concerned authority instead of the federal government.
The sources further said that the premier was also briefed over the progress report of the institutional reformations.
Tackle profiteers, hoarders with iron hands
Briefing media on cabinet meeting, Special Assistant on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan said that PM Imran Khan has vowed to tackle profiteers and hoarders with iron hands who are responsible for bringing inflation in the country.
She also said at the outset of the meeting the Prime Minister vowed to take every step to provide relief to the people who are facing the brunt of inflation.
“Imran Khan also directed Ministry of National Food Security and related organizations take all out measures for supply of edible items to people. Action will be taken against those responsible for recent flour crisis in the light of recommendations of investigative report,” the special assistant mentioned.
Recover money from Nawaz Sharif, Zardari
Speaking on the occasion, Federal Minister for Communications Murad Saeed said the federal cabinet has decided to recover money of undue public expenditures from former Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari within a month. He said if they fail to submit the amount to government, legal action will be taken against them.
He said the previous governments burdened the country with huge debt as they plundered national wealth on their personal gains. He said a loan of 24,000 billion rupees was taken during the tenures of Nawaz Sharif and Zardari.
He said national institutions were pledged to take loans. Murad Saeed said Sharif Brothers had established five camp offices apart from CM Office. The family installed barbed wire at a cost of 270 million rupees from national exchequer at their residence.