Federal Cabinet reiterates to complete IMF programme

Federal Cabinet has approved constitution of a special committee to make recommendations on implementation of Supreme Court's detailed judgment in the suo-moto case regarding former Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Suri's ruling.

This was stated by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb, while briefing media in Islamabad on Friday about the decisions taken by the Federal Cabinet, which met in Islamabad on Friday with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in the chair.

She said the special committee to be headed by Law Minister Azam Nazir Tarar will have representation of all the coalition partners.

The Minister said the cabinet also welcomed Supreme Court's decision that rules out any foreign conspiracy for regime change in Pakistan.

She said it was also approved to constitute an independent and transparent Inquiry Commission under Commission of Inquires Act 2017 to probe the complaints of Ms Tayyaba Gul regarding her alleged abduction and harassment by the then Prime Minister Office.

She said Law Minister Azam Nazir Tarar has been asked to finalize Terms of Reference of the Inquiry Commission. She further said the commission's inquiry will be time-bound to make it result oriented.

Marriyum Aurangzeb said the cabinet also reiterated to complete the IMF programme for development and economic self-reliance of the country.

She said the meeting validated the decisions taken by the Economic Coordination Committee that met on fifth of this month. These decisions include, import of three million tons of wheat and permission to import luxury items lying on ports by paying additional duty of five percent and 15 percent as per their arrival at ports after the ban in import of luxury items.

The Minister said the cabinet approved an amnesty on overstay for foreign citizens till 31st December this year.

She said an awareness campaign will also be launched by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting regarding this amnesty.

Source: Radio Pakistan