ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Tuesday chaired a gathering of the federal cupboard at Prime Minister’s Workplace the place the cupboard accorded approval for the presentation of draft water coverage earlier than the Council of Widespread Pursuits (CCI).
Planning Fee deputy chairman briefed the cupboard intimately in regards to the points referring to water administration within the nation and the first-ever draft water coverage of the nation. Briefing the assembly about essential options of the nationwide coverage framework, he mentioned that the coverage goals on the introduction of built-in water administration for addressing water-related challenges.
The coverage addresses points referring to enhancing water storage capability, conservation, analysis and improvement, capability constructing of present administrative departments, allocation of economic sources and institution of the institutional set-up at provincial ranges.
The cupboard additionally permitted placement of draft Limitation referring to Civil Revision Invoice, 2018 earlier than the parliament.
The cupboard permitted amendments to the Guidelines of Enterprise, 1973. The amendments comprise of inclusion of Hajj and Umrah Directorate in Schedule-III as an hooked up division of Ministry of Non secular Affairs and Interfaith Concord, the inclusion of Nationwide Language Promotion Division and Nationwide Library of Pakistan as hooked up departments of Nationwide Historical past and Literary Heritage Division.
Furthermore, the inclusion of Pakistan Halal Authority within the record of capabilities of Science and Know-how Division was permitted, whereas Nationwide Fertilizer Improvement Middle (NFDC) was transferred from Ministry of Planning and Improvement to Ministry of Nationwide Meals Safety and Analysis, and corresponding amendments within the Guidelines of Enterprise had been permitted.
Cupboard additionally permitted the switch of Pakistan Environmental Planning and Architectural Guide Ltd. from Local weather Change Division to Planning, Improvement and Reforms Division.
Approval was additionally accorded for placement of the Institute of Science and Know-how Bahawalpur Invoice, 2018 earlier than the parliament.
Moreover, the cupboard rejected a proposal to extend the speed of central excise obligation on import of uncooked materials for manufacturing of edible oil, vegetable ghee and cooking oil on mills in FATA and PATA. The cupboard directed that the problem of rationalisation of taxes be thought of on the time of formulation of funds proposals.
Structure of a search committee for appointment of Islamabad’s Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical College (SZABMU) vice-chancellor was permitted by the cupboard. The committee will comprise of federal minister for well being providers, minister for federal schooling coaching, minister of state for CADD, College of Well being Sciences Lahore vice chancellor and distinguished educationist Dr Sania Nishtar.
The cupboard additionally accorded approval for signing of MoU between Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) and Nepal Academy, Nepal. Areas of cooperation embody mutual exchanges of writers, poets and intellectuals.
Furthermore, it additionally consists of collaboration within the translation of works of distinguished students, poets and writers, joint publications, the association of coaching programs, promotion of literature and association of joint exhibitions and conferences.
Approval was additionally given to signing of an settlement on cooperation within the discipline of combating crime between Authorities of Pakistan and Authorities of Saudi Arabia.
Appointments on vacant positions of commissioners in Securities and Change Fee of Pakistan (SECP) had been permitted.
With a purpose to solicit providers of pros within the public sector organisations, a proposal relating to the introduction of particular pay scales was permitted by the cupboard in precept.
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