Prime Minister Imran Khan will preside a meeting of the federal cabinet, which has a 17-point agenda that includes a briefing on the Murree disaster. The meeting is taking place at the Prime Minister’s Office in the capital.
The cabinet is also taking a look at the country’s political and economic circumstances.
Along with these and other measures, it will approve the deployment of the chairman and members of the housing project for Pakistanis living abroad under the Roshan Pakistan Project in Zone-4 and Intellectual Property Organization Right Board of Pakistan (IPO-Pakistan), credit guarantees for trust funds under the Islamabad Capital Territory Act 2020.
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Among other things, the cabinet will approve the yearly budget of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) for fiscal years 2021-22, as well as a contract renewal for the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Engineering Development Board (EDB).
Approval of an increase in the power price for the fourth quarter of 2020-21 is also on the agenda, as is a reduction in duty taxes on non-custom paid automobiles registered in Provincially Administered Tribal Areas (PATA) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
Additionally, the approval of the drafting of the Interfaith Harmony Policy as well as the appointment of a representative from the Christian community to serve on the Minority Commission are on the agenda for the meeting.
It is expected that the federal cabinet would approve the Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy 2021, as well as the appointment of an expert in the anti-narcotics department and a chairperson for the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation’s board of directors in the near future (PTDC).
The conclusions of the Institutional Reforms Committee will be endorsed by the Cabinet as well.
On top of that, it will affirm decisions made by the cabinet committee on privatization during its meeting on December 31, 2021, as well as the choices made by the economic coordination committee (ECC) during its prior two meetings.