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A meeting of the federal cabinet has been convened today (Thursday) to discuss the current situation, following Indian incursion and Pakistan's befitting response to it. Prime Minister Imran Khan has convened the cabinet meeting with 12 points agenda but sources stated that the meeting will also take stock of the developing situation after the Indian government started blaming Pakistan after the Pulwama incident.
Other agenda items of the cabinet meeting included: (i) approval of the Gilgit-Baltistan Reform Package; (ii) ratification of decisions taken by Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCoE) in its meeting held on 13.2.2019; (iii) ratification of the decisions taken by Cabinet Committee on Privatisation (CCoP) in its meeting held on 13.2.2019; (iv) ratification of the decisions taken by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet in its meeting held on 19.2.2019; (v) a proposal of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for exemption/waiver from Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) Rules, 2004; (v) approval for signing of framework arrangement amounting to US $500 million with Korea; (vi) appointment of directors on the board of the National Disaster Risk Management (NDRMF); (vii) approval of signing of memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the committee on Financial Monitoring of the Ministry of Finance of and Financial Monitoring Unit (FMU) of Pakistan concerning cooperation in the exchange of financial intelligence related to Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing; and (vii) appointment of chairman and directors on the board of directors of National Bank of Pakistan.
The federal cabinet will also consider memorandum of cooperation between the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Ministry of Law & Justice of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The cabinet will take up the issues of transfer or Marine Fisheries Department (MFD) along with Korangi Fish Harbour (KFH) and Office of Fisheries Development Commissioner (FDC) from Ministry of Maritime Affairs to Ministry of National Food Security & Research (NFS&R) and provision of information regarding state-owned assets by all ministries/ division.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2019

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