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Committee led by Pervez Khattak reviews use of public properties

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the committee constituted by Prime Minister Imran Khan to determine the use of public properties was held under the chairmanship of Defence Minister Pervez Khattak in Islamabad on Tuesday. The minister directed the concerned authorities to complete all formalities and legal process vis-a-vis the utilization of these properties for the welfare of the state. The meeting was attended by Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, the secretary housing and works and officials of the Federal Board of…

Finance minister reviews progress on economic zones

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar chaired a meeting in Islamabad on Monday to review the work progress on different economic zones in the country. Planning Minister Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtyar was also present on the occasion. The meeting decided that the Planning Ministry will ensure necessary infrastructure arrangements for the zones which aimed to promote economic activities throughout the country. During a visit to China on December 21, Khusro Bakhtiar said efforts were being made to establish Special Economic…

Special federal cabinet meeting reviews performance of 10 ministries

ISLAMABAD: A special federal cabinet meeting on Saturday reviewed performance of 10 ministries during the last one hundred days and the future plans. Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the second special federal cabinet meeting in Islamabad. The meeting was briefed on the measures taken by the ministries under the prime minister's austerity campaign and their positive effects. The future plans and strategies for their implementation were also presented to the premier. Performance review meeting of ministries will…

Finance minister reviews progress of FATF action plan

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar on Wednesday chaired a meeting in Islamabad to review progress of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) action plan. The meeting was attended by the executive directors from State Bank of Pakistan and Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, the director general Financial Monitoring Unit, legal adviser FMU and other senior officials. The meeting was given a detailed presentation on the progress on actions taken by them towards implementation of FATF action plan. Read More:…

PC reviews finalisation of entities to be included in active privatisation programme

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Board of Privatisation Commission (PC) was convened by the Chairman Privatisation Commission Mohammad Mian Soomro to conduct review of privatisation programme and to finalise entities which are required to be included in the list of active Privatisation Programme. The review was conducted after consulting all relevant ministries and due consideration was given to the feedback provided by them. The board members gave their suggestions to include and exclude the SOEs in the next privatisation…

Saqib Nisar reviews issues of Mangla Power House

JHELUM: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday toured Magla Dam along with a delegation of Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) and reviewed all the issues of Mangla Power House, ARY News reported. Relevant officials gave him detailed briefing on Magla Dam and the power house during his brief stay at Wapda Rest House. The chief justice was informed about low water reception at the dam the following year and production of electricity through it. Wapda officials, the chief engineer, resident…

ECP reviews preparations for by-elections on Oct 14

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in a meeting on Friday reviewed preparations for by-elections on seats of national and provincial assemblies to be held on October 14. Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza chaired the meeting in Islamabad. The commission expressed satisfaction over reports of the provincial election commissioners regarding preparations for the by-elections. The meeting decided to remove hurdles in holding by-elections of local governments and conduct them at the…

CM Murad sets deadlines for Karachi Package-II schemes

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday directed the local government department to expedite the work on under-construction development schemes, launched under Karachi Package-II, and set deadline for them -- most of the schemes are set for completion by May 15. This he said while presiding over a meeting regarding Karachi Package held here at the CM House. Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro, Chairman Planning & Development Mohammad Waseem, Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput, Project…

National Security Committee reviews international, regional situation

ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee has agreed on the importance of recalibrating the foreign policy framework to bring more focus on countries of the region. The meeting of the committee was held in Islamabad to review the current international and regional situation with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair. The ministers of foreign affairs, defence, interior, advisor to the prime minister on finance, chairman joint chiefs of staff committee and the three services chiefs were also present on this…

High-level meeting: Murad reviews civic/ security arrangements for PSL final match

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday said all the concerned agencies, institutions and people of Karachi have to work together to make the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Karachi memorable and historic so that more international cricket events could be held in the city. This he said while presiding over a high-level meeting to review security and civic arrangements for the PSL final match in Karachi.  The Sindh home minister, health minister, local government minister, sports minister, chief…