Federal Cabinet to discuss political and economic situation

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

09th Feb, 2021. 11:18 am
Federal Cabinet

Today, the federal cabinet is scheduled to meet in Islamabad with the Prime Minister Imran Khan in chair.

According to the details, the meeting will discuss the country’s economic and political situation.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will preside over the federal cabinet meeting to be held at the Prime Minister’s office. The cabinet will discuss a nine-point agenda during the meeting.

The federal cabinet will discuss and endorse the decisions taken by the Cabinet Committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) while the ratification of decisions taken by Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) during it meeting on February 1 is also part of the cabinet meeting agenda.

The summary of the new chairman OGRA will be presented in the cabinet meeting for approval. The federal cabinet will also hold discussion on mutual legal requests from non-treaty countries.

The federal cabinet will consider a summary of the establishing 30 new accountability courts across the country while the chairman of the IT and Telecom task force will brief the Cabinet.

Moreover, the Ministry of Communication would brief cabinet meeting on the Metro Bus project, the appointment of Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation administrator is also part of the agenda.

Previously the Federal cabinet approved three bills drafted by the religious affairs ministry.

According to sources, the federal cabinet ratified a bill that seeks imprisonment and a fine of Rs500,000 for people involved in private moon sightings.

The Ruet-e-Hilal Committee 2020, Muslim Family Law 2020, and Publication of Holy Quran Amendment Bill were also approved during the meeting.

The sources said that under the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee 2020, people who form private Ruet-e-Hilal committees would be fined and imprisoned. The decisions of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will be binding across Pakistan.

As per the Publication of the Holy Quran Amendment Bill, high quality paper and board will be used for the printing of the Quran. Under the amendment bill, there will be fines and penalties for substandard printing.

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