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Pakistan

Govt constitutes committee to outsource airports, says Faraz

Information minister says the initiative is aimed to elevate the airports to international standards. There ar
Updated 19 May, 2020
  • Information minister says the initiative is aimed to elevate the airports to international standards.
  • There are 638 people who had been illegally recruited and are working in different government departments: Faraz.
  • Prime minister is focusing on the agriculture sector as it could lift the economy of the country. says Shibli Faraz.

(Karachi) Information Minister Shibli Faraz has said that the a committee has been constituted to outsource airports. He said the move is aimed to elevate the airports to international standards.

Addressing a media briefing over cabinet meetings decisions in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said that 27 ministries submitted the report regarding illegal recruitments in government departments. "There are 638 people who had been illegally recruited and are working in different government departments," the minister said.

He maintained that those ministries, who have not submitted the reports, have been given one-week time for the purpose.

He said that cabinet approved names of Healthcare Commission Board members.  He said that prime minister is focusing on the agriculture sector as it could lift the economy of the country. Faraz said that the prime minister has instructed the authorities to clear dues of media organizations before Eid.

Shibli Faraz said the cabinet has also constituted a committee in the chairmanship of Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan to prepare a legal framework to outsource country's airports so that they can be brought to the level of international standard.

The minister said the federal cabinet also discussed to improve Telemetry System to ensure just distribution of water among provinces as per their share.

Responding to a question, the Minister said report of the inquiry commission on the sugar scandal would be released very soon.

Answering a question, the Minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan will address to the World Economic Forum tomorrow, via video link.

He said Imran Khan would talk about his initiative for global debt relief.

Syed Shibli Faraz said the cabinet has also approved export of locally manufactured surplus protective gear regarding COVID-19.

He said the cabinet also approved appointment of community welfare attaches in various countries to facilitate overseas Pakistanis there.

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