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PM Imran to chair Federal Cabinet meeting in Islamabad


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

19th Jan, 2021. 10:32 am
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Prime Minister Imran Khan will be chairing a meeting of the federal cabinet in Islamabad today.

According to the details, cabinet is likely to approve an extension in the application of Pakistan Essential Services (Maintenance) Act 1952 on all classes of employment under Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) for a period of six months, with effect from September 27, 2020.

According to documents, in order to ensure uninterrupted operation of the organization, Interior Ministry has recommended applications of the Pakistan Essential Services (Maintenance) Act 1952 on all classes of employment under PPL for a period of six months.

PPL is a public limited company incorporated under the Companies Ordinance, 1984 and is engaged in exploration and production of oil and gas in Pakistan. PPL supplies oil and gas to different entities for onward consumption by the public at large and is playing a vital role in the energy sector of the country.

Moreover, the Prime Minister Imran Khan in the meeting will be briefed on the current political, economic and overall security situation of the country.

According to the details, a 15-point agenda of the meeting has been issued in this regard. The current coronavirus situation and Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) protest outside the office of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will also be discussed in the meeting.

The federal cabinet will review the law and order situation in the country and it will be briefed about strategy on tackling the PDM’s protest.

Matters pertaining to COVID-19 vaccines, civil service reforms, the appointment of ordinance factories board chairman and other matters will be discussed in the meeting.

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