PM chairs meeting of the Federal Cabinet

February 13, 2018

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today chaired meeting of the Federal Cabinet here at Prime Minister Office.

The Cabinet offered Fateha for the departed souls of renowned lawyer, human rights activist and former President Supreme Court Bar Association Ms. Asma Jahangir and late Mir Hazar Khan Bijrani. 

The cabinet approved following Agenda Items:
•        Approval for signing of Inter-Governmental Agreement between Ministry of Energy (Petroleum Division), Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Ministry of Oil and Gas, Sultanate of Oman for supply of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and POL products on Government to Government basis.
•        Approval for signing of Inter Government Agreement and Letter of Intent on Cooperation in the field of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) between Government of Pakistan and Government of the Italian Republic.
•        Permission to allow Transit of 01x20 Feet Container STC Containing 08 packages of Spare Parts of Toyota Vehicles of UNMA from Karachi to Kabul.

The Cabinet accorded approval, in principle, to Anti-Terrorism (Freezing and Seizure) Rules, 2018. 

The Cabinet accorded its approval to the notification of WAPDA Hydro-Electric Tariff for the FY 2017-18 determined by NEPRA and further directed that the process of tariff determination for AJ&K should be initiated.

The Federal Cabinet ratified the decisions of Cabinet Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) taken during its meeting held on 12-01-2018. It was further decided that Cabinet shall be briefed in detail on CPEC.

The Cabinet directed that the process of filling up vacant positions of the heads of organizations in various Ministries be expedited.

The Federal Cabinet expressed satisfaction over the surplus generation capacity in the power sector. It was reiterated that the government was committed to ensure uninterrupted power supply to consumers. 

The Federal Cabinet also directed for early operationalization of New Islamabad International Airport.