PM shows displeasure at Punjab ex-IGP’s attitude

By: News Desk      Published: 10:54 PM, 8 Sep, 2020
PM shows displeasure at Punjab ex-IGP’s attitude
Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks at an event.–File photo

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting of the federal cabinet in Islamabad on Tuesday. 

Besides the cabinet agenda, the prevailing political situation in the country, transfer of the Punjab Police inspector general (IG) and other issues came under discussion at the cabinet meeting. The prime minister approved the transfer of Punjab Police IG Shoaib Dastgir and showed his displeasure at the police’s chief’s attitude. 

On this occasion, the prime minister consulted the cabinet members on the Karachi transformation plan. He said that the progress of Pakistan depends on the progress of Karachi. He said the federal government would not leave people of Karachi alone in these difficult times. 

Officials of the Finance Ministry briefed the cabinet members about the economic indicators and issues involving the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The cabinet approved the appointment of the chairman of the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) and recruitment of judicial officers against ex-cadre posts. The cabinet also approved the establishment of LNG terminals at Port Qasim in Karachi and launch of a ferry service in Pakistan. 

The federal cabinet approved the creation of a mass transit authority in Islamabad. The cabinet was also briefed about progress in the operation against encroachments on Margala Road. On this occasion, the interior secretary briefed the cabinet about the kidnapping of government official Sajid Gondal. The cabinet set up a committee consisting of federal ministers Farogh Naseem and Shireen Mazari and Special Assistant to Prime Minister Shahzad Akbar to look into the kidnapping of Gondal. The committee will prepare an investigative report on the kidnapping and present it to the prime minister for further action.