PM bans cabinet members, bureaucrats from direct meeting and briefing
September 27, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has imposed ban on cabinet members and bureaucrats from direct meeting and briefing. The prime minister took the notice over direct contacts of cabinet members and bureaucrats with the military establishment and officers. The cabinet members and bureaucrats were restricted from direct meeting and briefing. According to sources, the premier was receiving reports of direct meetings and briefings of ministers and bureaucrats. The move by cabinet division ministers and bureaucrats contradicts the 1973 Rules of Business. The cabinet division has sent orders regard ban to cabinet members and bureaucrats. According to the orders issued by the Cabinet Division, the Ministry of Defence should be approached for meeting, correspondence and briefing with senior officers of GHQ, Navy and Air Force. The Defence Ministry will hold meetings and briefings of concerned ministers and bureaucrats as per the Rules of Business. The sources further said that the defence minister and secretary defence will inform Prime Minister Imran Khan in advance about the meetings, correspondence and briefing. After the permission of the prime minister, the Defence Ministry will issue the required instructions to the concerned ministry. According to sources, Nawaz Sharif has banned party leaders from holding direct meetings with the military leadership.