Federal cabinet condemns unprovoked Indian firing

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Wednesday chaired meeting of the Federal Cabinet here at PM Office.

The Cabinet strongly condemned unprovoked firing by Indian security forces across LoC today wounding innocent civilians including women and children. The Cabinet prayed for swift recovery of the injured.

The Cabinet offered Fateha for the martyrs of Kurram Agency IED Blast on Sunday and the martyrs of terrorist attack in Quetta today.

The Cabinet expressed deep appreciation for Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar for his extraordinary role in achieving 10-year high growth rate of 5.3 percent in financial year 2017, endorsed and acknowledged by the World Bank in its recent statement.

The Cabinet approved appointment of Ms. Justice Musarrat Hilali, Judge Peshawar High Court as the Judge Special Appellate Court Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under Section 46(1) of the Prevention of Smuggling Act, 1977.

The Cabinet approved the proposal to notify Pakistan Mortgage Refinance Company Limited as Development Financial Institution under Section 3-A of the Banking Companies Ordinance 1962.

Ex-Post Facto approval of acceptance of Argentine award “Order of Mayo” by Mr. Imtiaz Ahmed, Additional Secretary, Foreign Affairs Division was also granted. Mr. Imtiaz Ahmed had received the award while serving as ambassador of the country in Argentine.

The Cabinet also approved signing of Inter-Governmental Agreement on supply of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) between Ministry of Energy (Petroleum Division), Government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department, Government of Malaysia.

Ex-post facto approval of acceptance of Awards ”King Abdul Aziz Medal of Excellence”& “Legion of Merit” by Kingdom of Saudi Arabia & Turkish Government to General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, NI(M), Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, was also granted.

Signing of MOU between TAFE Directors Australia and the Pakistan National Vocational and Technical Training Commission for encouraging cooperation in vocational and technical training to NAVTTC was also approved by the Federal Cabinet

The meeting ratified various decisions of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet taken during its meeting held on 06-10-2017.

The Cabinet approved appointment of six members of National Industrial Relations Commission.