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Federal Cabinet approves “The Welfare of Senior Citizen Bill 2017”

Lahore : A meeting of the federal cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Tuesday accorded its approval for change in the nomenclature of Ministry of Ports and Shipping to Ministry of Maritime. The cabinet also granted its approval to a number of agenda items placed before it during ... Read More »

Federal Cabinet approves extending jurisdiction of apex courts to FATA

Lahore : As a major step towards mainstreaming of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, the federal cabinet on Tuesday approved placing of a bill before the Parliament that seeks to extend jurisdiction of Supreme  Court and Islamabad High Court to the tribal areas. The decision was taken during meeting of the federal ... Read More »

Federal Cabinet will take oath in 2 days : PM Abbasi

​Lahore : Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Wednesday said the consultations over formation of federal cabinet were in progress and the cabinet members would take oath within two days. Talking to media here, after holding consultations with the PML-N top hierarchy, the Prime Minister said allocation of portfolios to the federal ... Read More »

Federal Cabinet mulls over `Budget Strategy Paper 2017-20′

Lahore : Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said that focus of the next year’s budget would be on achieving higher, sustainable and inclusive growth. He directed the Cabinet members to accord priority to the areas under their domain that could lead to improved economic growth and generate additional employment opportunities. The Prime ... Read More »

The federal cabinet approves of the recommendations of the FATA Reforms Committee

Lahore : Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday said it was a collective responsibility of federal government and provinces to come forward for development and mainstreaming of FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas), Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. “Pakistan belongs to every Pakistani and all areas of the country should have equal rights and ... Read More »

Federal Cabinet increased the salary of the parliamentarians

Lahore : The Federal Cabinet Wednesday approved revision of basic pay of some public office-holders and members of parliament (MPs) after 13 years. The basic pay of Senate Chairman and National Assembly Speaker has been increased from Rs 119,008 plus two ad-hoc reliefs of Rs 31,750 and Rs 11,901 to Rs 205,000. Similarly, the ... Read More »

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chairs Federal Cabinet meeting

Lahore : The Federal Cabinet met here today under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. While addressing the Cabinet the Prime Minister thanked the nation for rejecting the un-parliamentary forces. He said that Managing Director IMF and the President Asian Development Bank who visited Pakistan few days ago appreciated economic development of ... Read More »

Federal Cabinet approves budget 2016-17 proposals

Lahore: The Federal Cabinet on Monday approved budget and taxation proposals for the budget of fiscal year 2016-17. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, through a video conference from Pakistan High Commission in London, presided over the cabinet meeting, held here at the PM’s Secretariat. The budget papers were signed by ... Read More »

Free, fair election essential for country’s development: PM

Islamabad: Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on Wednesday said free fair and transparent elections were essential for democracy, security and development of the country.”Only the elected representatives can set appropriate direction for the country that is economically sustainable, socially and politically acceptable,” the Prime Minister said in his . The ... Read More »

Cabinet for agreement with Youtube to block anti-Islam material: Kaira

Islamabad: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira . Replying to media persons’ questions after the cabinet meeting, Kaira said that the government has blocked the entire Youtube in the country as the PTA had no agreement with Youtube to block the required links only. The minister said that ... Read More »

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