Important decisions taken in the federal cabinet meeting in Islamabad
Briefing the newsmen in Islamabad today regarding the federal cabinet meeting, Special Assistant on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that Adviser on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, while giving briefing on budget strategy paper, said that unprecedented achievements have been made in a relative shorter period of time.
The cabinet overviewed the amounts spent on food security, health, higher education, tourism and other sectors. It was informed that present government has paid 5000 billion rupees debt, financially empowered the ministries and increased revenue by 17 per cent.
Under PSDP, 700 billion rupees and under public private partnership 250 billion rupees were earmarked.
It was informed that due to the bad policies of previous governments, a long term program was adopted for reducing the higher load of utility bills. *PM will address nation over coronavirus situation*
She also said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the nation to take into confidence regarding the situation on coronavirus. She said the cabinet was apprised of the overall situation relating to Coronavirus and the steps taken by National Coordination Committee to deal with it.
It was informed that the Committee is working in cooperation with provincial governments to monitor the situation and take steps, which are also being informed to public on daily basis. *Cabinet briefed in detail on energy situation*
The cabinet was briefed in detail on energy situation of the country and was informed that all areas of energy including production, delivery and distribution have shown improvement.
On the occasion, the prime minister was apprised about the measures taken to increase exports of the country on which he expressed satisfaction.