PM Imran concerned over rising Covid-19 caseload

Cabinet takes up PIA restructuring plan: Shahbaz Gill allowed to possess three weapons licences

By: News Desk      Published: 04:59 PM, 27 Apr, 2021
PM Imran concerned over rising Covid-19 caseload
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Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed his concern over rising Covid-19 cases in the country, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

He was presiding over a meeting of the federal cabinet on Tuesday. He said strict measures should be adopted to check the surge of coronavirus. He said people should observe standard operating procedures in order to stay safe. 

The premier was briefed over the vaccination campaign in the country. He was told that the vaccine registration process for 40 years old and above has been started. 

The cabinet also deliberated on the current political and economic situation in the country.

The cabinet was briefed about the PIA restructuring plan. It gave approval to the mutual legal assistance applications from non-treaty countries. Cabinet also discussed the circular debt plan.

The cabinet members were informed about four fast-track plans of the health ministry and the special exemption to be given to these plans. 

Cabinet okayed the appointment of chief executive of Pakistan Housing Authority Foundation. 

It also endorsed the cabinet committee on energy’s decisions which it made during its last two sessions. It also approved decisions of cabinet committee on legislation. 

Cabinet approved a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Pakistan, Saudi Development Fund.  

Interior ministry informed the cabinet about the issuance of licenses for prohibited weapons. 

The cabinet also allowed Shehbaz Gill, Special Assistant to PM on Political Communication, that he could possess three licensed weapons, 223 bore gun, 2 AK, and AK 47 rifle.

A few days ago, Gill’s opponents hit him with an egg when he was going to attend a hearing of a Lahore court. 

Reporter Awais Kiyani