Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the ministers to make the elimination of inflation their mission.
According to details, the internal story of the meeting of the federal cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan came to light.
The majority of ministers expressed concerns over the rise in prices of essential commodities. The Prime Minister expressed frustration over the uncontrolled prices of sugar and flour.
The Prime Minister asked that if there is an abundance of wheat then why the prices of flour are not going down.
Instructing the ministers to identify the negligence, the Prime Minister said that eradication of inflation should be their mission. All government departments should give their input to end inflation.
The Cabinet was briefed on the existing wheat reserves in the country and the situation of imported wheat in view of future needs.
Expressing concern over the rising number of coronavirus cases in the country, the federal cabinet said that Pakistan had fought the coronavirus pandemic with the best strategy which has been recognized internationally.
According to a statement from the media wing of the Prime Minister’s Office, the Cabinet was informed that the number of cases coming up this month has increased as compared to July-August.
The COVID-19 positive rate has reached two per cent, while the death toll, which was in single digits in July and August, has now doubled.
The Cabinet called for ensuring implementation of safety measures, especially the use of masks and other SOPs.
The decisions taken at the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Institutional Reforms on October 7, 2020, were ratified.
The Cabinet also approved to keep Sindh Infrastructure Development Company (Limited) under the Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Measures.
The Cabinet also approved the extension of the additional charge of the post of Chief Executive of Sindh Infrastructure Development Company.
In addition, the decisions taken at the October 14, 2020 meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee were enacted.
The Cabinet also approved the issuance of 98 new Overseas Employment Promoter Licenses, revocation of 18 licenses, transfer of 10 licenses and change of scope of 5 licenses.
The Cabinet also approved the decisions taken at the October 15, 2020 meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee.
The decisions taken at the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Legislation on October 19, 2020, were also approved.
The meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy on 15 October 2020 confirmed the decision taken to meet the demand for furnace oil.