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PM Imran Khan to chair federal cabinet meeting today

PM Imran Khan will preside over a meeting of the federal cabinet. Source: APP.

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet will meet on Tuesday (today) to discuss a 14-point agenda including the country’s economic and political situation as well as the crisis in Afghanistan.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will preside over the federal cabinet meeting to be held at the Prime Minister’s office. It will also discuss the imposition of operational emergency after data hack of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in the wake of a cyberattack.

According to sources, the federal cabinet will decide on the summary seeking 10 percent increase in salaries of lawmakers. A report on the remuneration of the chairmen and members of 20 regulatory authorities will be submitted to the cabinet.

The federal cabinet will approve legislation for the new Ruet-e-Hilal Committee. It will also approve the reduction of additional customs duties on heavy commercial vehicles.

The Ministry of Interior will present a summary regarding the appointments of members in the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), whereas, the draft law of Quaid-e-Azam Foundation Act 2021 was also included in the agenda.

During the meeting, the Cabinet will approve the abolition of panel surcharge, while the appointment of NADRA member and Quaid-e-Azam Foundation Act 2021 will also be approved. The approval for the exchange of Bureau of Immigration and Overseas Employment Immigrant Protectors is also on the agenda of the meeting.

The federal cabinet will approve the reconstitution of the Board of Directors of Diamer Bhasha Development Company (DBDC), confirmation of the decisions of the Cabinet Committee on Privatization. It will also ratify the decisions of the Cabinet Committee on Institutional Reforms and the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) meeting.

The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs has forwarded the matter related to the salary raise of lawmakers to the federal cabinet. The move was a routine matter although the federal cabinet had already rejected to increase the salaries of parliamentarians.