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PM presides over first meeting of CCI today

ISLAMABAD:┬áPrime Minister Imran Khan is presiding over the first session of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) on Monday (today). The council meeting is taking place at the PM Office and is being attended by the chief ministers of all the four provinces. The meeting will take up a seven-point agenda, which includes summaries with regard to import of liquefied natural gas (LNG), launching a countrywide cleanliness drive and setting up a task force for streamlining regulatory functions. The Petroleum, Exploration and…

CCI to deliberate provisional census results today

ISLAMABAD: The Council of Common Interests (CCI) is to meet today to discuss reservations of Sindh province about the Provisional Census Report 2017 to pave the way for fresh delimitation of constituencies and reallocation of seats in the National Assembly. The meeting has been convened to break the deadlock over the mandatory constitutional amendment for delimitation of constituencies on the basis of Census 2017 to ensure timely elections. The two major opposition parties in the National Assembly had been opposing the…

Population Census on March 15 next year

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has decided to begin Population Census in the country on March 15th, next year. The CCI in its meeting also decided that the house listing and census operation may be carried out in one go. According to Radio Pakistan, the meeting also decided that the Population Census may be held in two phases and each phase may be carried out in all the provinces simultaneously. The Council of Common Interests agreed that Census…

Cabinet approves permanent secretariat for CCI

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Federal Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, approved establishment of a permanent secretariat of the Council of Common Interest (CCI) on Thursday, ARY News reported. The cabinet approved a proposal of the permanent secretariat for the CCI, which consists of the members of the provinces and the federation. A report on reforms in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and the policy about repatriation of Afghan refugees was also part of the 23 point agenda of the cabinet…

PM approves Bhasha dam financial plan, to start work by 2017

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed the secretary water and power to expedite the financial proposal for Diamer Bhasha dam so as the physical work on the the project is started before the end of 2017. The Prime Minister approved in principle the financing plan of the dam today, presented to him by the secretary water and power, Radio Pakistan reported. The proposal based on self reliance will fund the dam portion of the project from PSDP allocations and WAPDA generated resources while the rest of the…