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Prime Minister to chair Federal Cabinet Meeting today


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

20th Feb, 2020. 10:32 am
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Cabinet

Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair the Federal Cabinet meeting to be held in Islamabad today .

The federal cabinet will meet at 2:00 pm at the PM House.

Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair the meeting will discuss a 16-point agenda.

It will discuss overall political and economic situation of the country.

The cabinet will give approval for the appointment of Security and Exchange Companies (SECP) commissioner.

The review report of the fiscal budget for the year 2019-2020 will presented in the meeting,

While Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood will brief cabinet over the National Education Policy plan.

Sources said the federal cabinet would also take up issues related to price hikes, inflation and common public centric issues such as the Ehsaas programme, gas pricing and electric power bills.

In the last cabinet meeting, the govt approved setting the price of 20 kilograms flour sack at Rs805 and sugar rate at Rs70 per kilogram, whereas, cooking oil will be available at Rs175 per kilogram at utility stores across the country.

The stores will also give Rs15-20 discount on pulses.

The Prime Minister addressed the attendees stating that the general public already under duress due to the rising rate of inflation in the country and more weight cannot added to their burden.

Prime Minister Imran Khan rejected proposed gas and electricity price hikes.

Major decisions also undertaken in the meeting, perhaps the biggest being the formal approval of a Rs 15 billion ‘relief package’ for the impoverished and middle-class citizenry of Pakistan.

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