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Tuesday Jan 14 2020
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PM Imran reviews performance of ministries in federal cabinet session

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PM Imran chairs federal cabinet session — Geo News screengrab

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan reviewed the performance of the ministries during a session of the federal cabinet, sources said on Monday.

The prime minister chaired a meeting of the federal cabinet at the Prime Minister House today, to discuss the overall political and economic situation in the country. 

The federal cabinet also gave approval for the air services agreement between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

During the meeting, the cabinet also approved putting Maryam Nawaz’s name on the Exit Control List (ECL) in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. The matter was referred to the relevant standing committee of the Senate.

According to sources, the prime minister gave a green signal to the decisions of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC).

According to the notification issued by PM Office, the cabinet will take up a 16-point agenda, and will also get an update on the implementation of previous cabinet decisions.

The cabinet will also be briefed on the performance of different departments. The federal cabinet is also likely to approve decisions taken by the Economic Coordination Committee and give approval for the air service agreement between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

Defense Division's proposal for deputation of flag officer as director general Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMDA), and appointment of member production control MPC in Heavy Industries Taxila Board is also expected to be approved in today’s meeting.

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The body will also review the Establishment Division's proposal for posting of member in-charge Wafaqi Mohtasib at Ombudsman's Secretariat, regional office, Karachi.

The cabinet will also be presented with a report regarding the allocation of four per cent quota for the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal area and Giglit Baltitistan.

The body will also approve the appointment of Pakistan State Oil’s managing director/chief executive officer. Along with this, the cabinet will also approve the appointment of a judge for a banking court in Lahore.

The meeting would also take up proposal for the construction of high-rise buildings in Karachi, Lahore and Multan.

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The Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination is expected to brief the cabinet on the status of homeopathic colleges in the country. The briefing was added to the agenda after a complaint was filed on the citizens portal.

During the last cabinet meeting on January 1, approved an amendment to the Pakistan Army Act in light of the Supreme Court's directions last month in a case pertaining to an extension in the tenure of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

The National Assembly and Senate had later approved the Army Act 1952, Pakistan Air Force Act 1953 and the Pakistan Navy Ordinance 1961, formalising the length of tenure of the three services chiefs.