PM Imran Khan to chair important meeting of CCI with 16 points agenda

PM Imran Khan to chair important meeting of CCI with 16 points agenda

ISLAMABAD – PM Imran Khan to chair important meeting of Council of Common Interest with 16 points agenda.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday (tomorrow) will chair a meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) – a constitutional body in the Government of Pakistan that is appointed by the President on the advice of the premier to resolve the disputes of power sharing between the federation and provinces – to comprehensively examine a 16-point agenda.

Sources familiar with the matter told the media on Sunday that chief ministers of four provinces will attend the meeting while CCI Annual Report 2016 and 2017 will be presented for approval.

The meeting is also likely to approve a draft bill for amendments to the Petroleum (Exploration & Production) Policy 2012, which governed the complete process, linked with this sector and was approved by the Council of Common Interests.

The CCI comprises of the prime minister, four chief ministers and federal ministers for finance, industries & production, inter-provincial coordination and economic affairs.

Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination Fahmida Mirza and four provincial chief secretaries have also been invited to the meeting.

Federal ministers for law, energy, federal education & professional training, planning and development, privatisation, science & technology, water resources, National Health Services, the attorney general of Pakistan, deputy chairman of Planning Commission, chairmen of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Higher Education Commission, and at least a dozen federal secretaries would attend the meeting.

Importantly, provision of the net hydel profit (NHP) share of the provinces will be discussed in the meeting.