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PM to launch Pakistan cleanliness movement on Oct 7


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the ‘Pakistan Cleanliness Movement’ on October 7. 

The decision to launch the countrywide movement was taken during a meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) presided over by the prime minister.

The cleanliness drive is part of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) manifesto.

The CCI, which was attended by chief ministers of all the four provinces and others, directed the Higher Education Commission to finalise its recommendations within a month for a uniform higher education system across the country in coordination with the federal and provincial governments.

It also directed the HEC to formulate a strategy for the uplift of educational institutions.

The CCI directed the Planning Commission to review the projects of power distribution and transmission network in Balochistan. The center and the provinces agreed on the implementation of AGN Qazi formula for the distribution of net hydel profits.

The CCI constituted a committee under the Minister for Inter-provincial Coordination to come up with recommendations for devolution of Employees Old Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) and the Workers Welfare Fund to the provinces.

The prime minister, in his remarks on the occasion, stressed the need for improvement of educational standard in Balochistan and directed the HEC to take measures in liaison the provincial government.

He told the meeting that the services of Shaukat Khanam Hospital would be extended to Balochistan for the provision of healthcare facilities, particularly, the diagnosis of cancer.

The prime minister ordered establishment of a comprehensive and transparent mechanism for water distribution among the provinces and the provision of timely updates to the provinces.


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