Cabinet discuss political & economic situation
PM seeks proposals on public masses’ facilitations from ministries
Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice of the rise in prices of naan and roti. He expressed anger over the recent hike in prices of the daily life utensils. As per details, Federal Cabinet met here on Tuesday with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair. It discussed overall political and economic situation of the country.
PM Imran Khan questioned what are the reasons behind the rise in price of nann and roti.
Moreover, the cabinet gave approval to appoint Imran Nasir as MD PASCO. Cabinet also approved transferring 12 departments of education ministry to ministry of human rights. It also approved the establishment of Federal Government Employees Housing Authority.
The Cabinet also approved appointment of Rana Abdul Jabbar as Chief Executive of power development board. It also approved separation of CAA’s regulation and services departments. The meeting also discussed matters related to situation in Karachi, Islamabad master plane and accountability process. PM Imran Khan on the occasion reaffirmed strict accountability for looters. He said the convicted persons must be treated like criminals.
PM has convened a meeting related to Islamabad master plan after two days. He directed authorities to build high rising buildings in posh areas. PM said he is serious about proving homes to poor people adding that a plane for homes in slums of federal capital must be made.
Expressing concerns over recent situation in Karachi after rains, he said billions were given to Sindh government but public could not get facilities.
He said the life in Karachi is pathetic due to ill sewerage and waste management system. The cabinet offered fateha for the ten soldiers of Pakistan Army martyred in terror incidents in Balochistan and Waziristan as well as the martyrs of Rawalpindi aircraft crash. Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the aircraft crash in Rawalpindi. He offered his condolences with the bereaved families and prayed for the recovery of those injured in the incident.
At least eighteen people including five crew members embraced martyrdom and twelve civilians were injured after a Pakistan Army Aviation aircraft on a routine training flight crashed in Rawalpindi this morning. Rescue teams of Pakistan Army and 1122 reached the site immediately and started the rescue operation. The fire that broke out after the crash has been extinguished and the injured have been shifted to hospitals in Rawalpindi.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi visited DHQ Rawalpindi and inquired about the health of those injured in Pakistan Army’s plane crash. He directed the concerned medical staff to provide best medical treatment to the injured. Emergency has already been declared in all hospitals.
Moreover, in order to improve governance and service delivery of certain ministries, Prime Minister’s Performance Delivery Unit (PMDU) after detailed deliberations has devised a composite tasking document containing proposed interventions. According to details, the detailed PMDU document has been sent to ministries in this regard.
The tasking document has been sent to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Interior, Planning, Power, Petroleum, Aviation, IT & Telecom, Federal Education & Professional Training, Ministry of National Health Services & Coordination and the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development.
By implementing these interventions, it is hoped that the Federal Ministries/Divisions and their attached departments will be able to improve service delivery across their domain. The tasking document carries specialized tasks which are to be achieved on the basis of time-based deliverables (03 months/06 months) respectively. Ministries will be at liberty to incorporate their own in-house initiatives, which they can complete within 3 to 6 months and share those with PMDU within one week. The achievements of these targets would be one of the parameters to gauge the performance of the ministries.