PM Imran Khan approves amendment to place NACTA under Interior Ministry

Federal cabinet, discuss, 15-point agenda, Oct 16
01 Oct, 2019 7:04 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved the amendment to the Rules of Business to place the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) under the Interior Ministry.

The prime minister also took the federal cabinet into confidence over the US visit.

The ministers appreciated the speech delivered by Prime Minister Imran Khan in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session.

It also endorsed the decisions made by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC). It confirmed the decisions made by the Cabinet Committee for Privatization.

The cabinet approved the E-Commerce Policy.

Addressing a press conference after the cabinet meeting, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the prime minister had issued directives to the Ministry of National Food Security and provincial governments to take steps to avoid shortage of wheat and control the price of bread.

She said that the forum was briefed about the spread of dengue, relevant data and the steps being taken to overcome it. “The PM has directed the Ministry of National Health to provide all-out facilities to provincial governments.”

Firdous Ashiq Awan urged the Pakistan Halal Food Authority to hold meetings with various stakeholders and industry representatives to work out in this area.

The prime minister was also briefed on the performance of Pakistan Citizen Portal. “It was informed that more than 11, 73, 000 citizens have registered with this App and more than a million complaints have been disposed of successfully. Moreover, the cabinet also approved exemption of Gwadar Port from taxation,” she said.

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