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PM Imran Khan reviews country’s economic, political situation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is currently chairing a meeting of the federal cabinet, to discus country’s economic and political situation, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

Among the agendas to be discussed at the meeting is the proposed tax amnesty scheme. The FBR Chairman Shabbar Zaidi is expected to brief the cabinet about the scheme.

Sources said the scheme will be introduce through a Presidential Order.

It is expected to discuss the six billion dollars package finalized with International Monetary Fund.

Beside this, the concerned ministers will brief the premier and the cabinet over steps taken for improvements in the educational system of the country.

Moreover, a briefing will also be given for monthly inflation rate and price control measures for essential commodities.

The meeting will also mull over the so far progress made on bringing the religious seminaries into mainstream, while counsellor policy for the assistance of imprisoned Pakistanis will be approved.

A summary for extension of Regular Public Transport (RPT), charter, aerial work licence of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will be presented before the cabinet for its approval.

Read more: Madressas to be registered, ministers’ discretionary funds abolished: Awan

On May 7, the federal cabinet had taken decision that the government would discontinue granting discretionary funds to the ministers.

 

Addressing a press conference after the cabinet meeting, Awan had said that the ministers would now have to bear petty expenses like their water, tea, through their own pocket.

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