ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has convened an important meeting of the federal cabinet on Tuesday to discuss the recent Senate elections and the looming threat of en masse resignations and long march announced by the joint opposition under the banner of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).
According to informed sources, the agenda of the cabinet meeting consists of 16 points while the key meeting will also review the current political and economic situation of the country. The prime minister plans to hold consultations with his cabinet members on the PDM’s planned sit-in. The appointment of managing director of National Book Foundation will also be discussed for approval. The meeting will also discuss approval of the issuance of licences for prohibited weapons. Approval of additional charge of Karachi Port Trust chairman is also expected.
Approval of additional charge of chief executive officer (CEO) of Sindh Infrastructure Development Company is also to be taken up while review of implementation of gas development schemes is also on the agenda.
The meeting is also expected to approve amendments to the Rules of Business, 1973. The decisions of the Cabinet Committee on Institutional Reforms will also be ratified. The cabinet will be briefed by the Establishment Division while the approval of guidelines for the use of Social Welfare Fund, 2021, is expected. The March 10 decision of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) will be ratified and a briefing on the progress of appointment of heads of institutions is on the agenda.