Cabinet nods to ministerial panel for review of TLP ban

Expresses concern over ECP tweet on EVMs, seeks explanation: Okays LGs polls in cantonment boards: Extends visas of Chinese investors: Pak-Afghan trade agreement extended

By: News Desk      Published: 04:15 PM, 25 May, 2021
Cabinet meeting
Fawad Chaudhry addresses news conference.

The federal cabinet with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair has referred the review of the ban on Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) to a committee of the Interior Ministry, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

A three-member review committee of the Interior Ministry will now hear the request to withdraw the ban on Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP).

Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, briefing the media about the cabinet’s decisions in Islamabad on Tuesday, said “The review committee of the Interior Ministry will include officials from the Interior Ministry and the Law Ministry.”

The minister said that there is a process of unbanning any organization and the cabinet has approved the establishment of an Interior Ministry committee to review the ban on the TLP.

Fawad Chaudhry said, “We want action against the social media team of Election Commission (ECP) and we expect the ECP Commissioner to take action who was responsible for that tweet and explain the position.” 

The minister said, “The federal cabinet expressed their concern on the ECP tweet. Babar Awan briefed the cabinet on the electoral reforms.”

The federal cabinet meeting also approved two years visas for Chinese investors. The meeting also extended the Pakistan-Afghanistan Trade Pact for six more years.  

Also, the federal cabinet validated the decision of the Reforms Board taken on April 29.

Fawad Chaudhary said, “The federal cabinet approved summary of appointment of Chairman and Board of Directors of Pakistan Television (PTV), summary for aid to Bosnia on assisting coronavirus, the appointment of Hesco CEO has been approved.”

The Cabinet also appointed NTDC MD temporarily.

The Chairman of Pakistan Tobacco Board appointment has also been approved by the federal cabinet

The cabinet also appreciated Turkey- Saudi Arabia growing relationship as Pakistan want to see welfare of Muslim Ummah and it will also bring prosperity in the world. 

The cabinet also appreciated the economic team and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) for playing a leading role on the Palestine issue.

It also discussed the overall political and economic situation of the country besides the COVID-19 situation.

“The cabinet also approved the holding of Local Bodies elections in Cantonment Boards,” Fawad Ch said.  

Counting the feats of the incumbent PTI government, the Information Minister said 226 meetings of federal cabinet have been held so far which is more than the meetings conducted in the previous tenures. 

He said that overseas Pakistanis are on the PTI agenda as Prime Minister Imran Khan said the expat Pakistanis has overwhelming scope.

The summary to appoint Pakistan Housing Foundation CEO has been deferred.

Reporter Awais Kiani