Federal Cabinet decides to constitute committee on Reko Diq verdict

Federal Cabinet decides to constitute committee on Reko Diq verdict
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Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan says a committee has been constituted to submit its recommendations to the cabinet on the verdict of World Bank's Arbitration Court on Riko Diq case.    

Briefing media about cabinet meeting along with Federal Minister for Communications Murad Saeed and Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam in Islamabad on Tuesday, she said the committee will submit its recommendations, point out those responsible and devise future strategy in this regard.

She said the committee headed by Law Minister Farough Naseem will include Hammad Azhar, Dr Isharat Hussain, Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Accountability Shahzad Akbar and Syed Qasim.

She said that it has been decided that Minister for Communications Murad Saeed will brief every cabinet meeting about the foreign tours of the Sharif family and expenditures incurred by them illegally.

Firdous Ashiq Awan said the cabinet issued directives for appointing permanent heads in all the departments which are being run without permanent heads.

The Special Assistant said it has been decided that a mechanism will be devised to keep an eye on the prices of items of daily use like pulses and wheat flour.

She said it has been decided that the tax on import of edible oil will be reduced from seven percent to two percent, which will break the back bone of the hoarders.

She the cabinet discussed about the possible measures needed for improvement in the management of land record by the revenue department. She said that the matter will be taken up in the next cabinet meeting.

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