Federal cabinet to take up 12-point agenda at next meeting

By: News Desk      Published: 10:40 PM, 19 Dec, 2020
Federal cabinet to take up 12-point agenda at next meeting
Prime Minister Imran Khan chairs a meeting of the federal cabinet in Islamabad.–File photo

Prime Minister Imran Khan has convened an important meeting of the federal cabinet on Tuesday, December 22. 

A 12-point agenda for the cabinet meeting has been issued. The cabinet is likely to discuss the national economic situation and approve the release of results of the sixth national census. The Planning Ministry will present the report on the national census to the federal cabinet. 

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Economic Affairs Division will brief the federal cabinet on the use of foreign funds, while chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) will brief the cabinet about encroachments on Margala Road in Islamabad. Extension of the Mandatory Services Act for employees of the Utility Stores Corporation of Pakistan (USCP) will also come up for approval during the cabinet meeting on Tuesday. 

At the meeting, the Interior Ministry will brief the cabinet about amendments to the CDA Ordinance of 1980. Appointment of the director general of the National Institute of Oceanography will also come up for approval during the meeting. Restructuring of the board of the Agriculture Development Bank and Board of Investment and import of high flash turbine fuel for aviation is also on the agenda of the cabinet meeting.

Nepra Report 2019-20 and State of Industry Report 2020 will also be presented to the federal cabinet at Tuesday’s meeting. The upcoming meeting of the federal cabinet is also set to endorse decisions taken by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) at its December 16 meeting.