Islamabad, July 14, 2020 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed all provinces to constitute Provincial Finance Commissions to bring the less developed areas at par with developed areas. This was stated by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz while briefing media after the federal cabinet meeting in Islamabad today (Tuesday), with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair. He said that Federal Minister for Planning and Development will supervise the matters pertaining to Provincial Finance Commission in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
The Minister said that Prime Minister has expressed the government’s determination to ensure transparency in Senate elections. He said the government is working on developing a system to streamline the appointments of heads in government institutions. The Minister said the government is working on establishing Hajj Fund on the pattern of Malaysia model.
He said that the cabinet reviewed all decisions taken in the previous meetings and discussed various suggestions related to implementation of the delayed decisions. Shibli Faraz said the people are being provided solar stoves in Gilgit Baltistan to prevent deforestation in the region. He said the meeting was apprised that a total of 11,376 Pakistanis are imprisoned in various countries.
The Prime Minister directed all Pakistan embassies to provide legal support to these prisoners and contact the concerned governments to ensure their release. Commenting on Sugar enquiry report, he said its main purpose is to ensure provision of sugar to the consumers on low price instead of defaming someone.
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