7.8 billion Ramadan package approved, audit of 5 institutions including PIA continues.



7.8 billion Ramadan package approved, audit of 5 institutions including PIA continues

7.8 billion Ramadan package approved, audit of 5 institutions including PIA continues



7.8 billion Ramadan package approved, audit of 5 institutions including PIA continues

In a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the federal cabinet approved a package of Rs 7.8 billion for Ramadan. Subsidies will be given on 19 items. It has also approved the issuance of smart cards to Afghan refugees for two years. The Cabinet was briefed on the issue of conducting forensic audits of government agencies which have caused huge financial losses to the Cabinet. The meeting was informed that the audit would be conducted by AGP and reputed private companies. The Cabinet was informed that in the first phase, forensic audit of Pakistan Railways, Pakistan International Airlines Corporation, Sui Southern Gas Company Limited, Peshawar Electric Supply Company and Genco Three Northern Power Generation Company Limited is being conducted. This process will be completed by June 30, 2021. In the next phase, Pakistan Post, Quetta Electric Supply Company, Hyderabad Electric Supply Company, Lahore Electric Supply Company and Sukkur Electric Supply Company will be audited. The Cabinet also approved the appointment of Dr. Raja Mazhar Hameed as the Managing Director of the National Book Foundation. The Cabinet, at the request of the Gilgit government, approved the post-facto deployment of 17 platoon of Gilgit-Baltistan Scouts on internal security in Gilgit-Baltistan for one year. The Cabinet also approved to give the additional charge of the post of Chairman Karachi Port Trust to Nadir Mumtaz for another three months. Approved the issuance of The Cabinet also approved to give additional charge of CEO of Sindh Infrastructure Development Company Limited to Dr. Syed Saif-ur-Rehman. The Cabinet approved amendments to the guidelines for utilization of welfare funds under the Petroleum Policy 2012. According to the amendments, the committee setting the priorities for the use of the welfare fund in the area will include an elected representative of the area concerned and he will be the chairman of the committee. The committee will be headed by a federal minister. In addition to health, education, water supply and drainage, as well as welfare fund drug related awareness, sports promotion, people with special needs (persons with disabilities), improvement of educational facilities, supply of clean drinking water, Expenditure will be on health, road construction and scholarships for local students. If a project is located in two constituencies, an account will be opened in both constituencies under the Welfare Fund to ensure fair use of these funds in both constituencies. The agenda for briefing the Cabinet on the construction of a multi-storey building on railway land in Nowshera has been postponed for a week. The Cabinet was informed that 27% of the population of the country has access to piped gas. The Cabinet stressed that in order to overcome the problem of revolving loans in the gas sector and to meet the needs of the population with regard to gas, it is necessary to fix a weighted average price of local and imported gas. The meeting endorsed the decisions taken at the February 11, 2021 and February 18, 2021 meetings of the Cabinet Committee on Institutional Reforms and the March 10, 2021 meeting of the Economic Co-ordination Committee. An important decision in this regard is the approval of tax exemptions on the import of disposable syringes and the import of raw materials used locally for the manufacture of such syringes. The cabinet approved action against oil companies involved in violating the law. The decisions taken in the meetings of the Cabinet Committee on Energy on 04 March 2021, 11 March 2021 and 15 March 2021 were approved. The cabinet approved the resignation of Aun Abbas Bapi as managing director of Bait-ul-Mal. Prime Minister Imran Khan directed that the targeted subsidy program be finalized as soon as possible. Briefing about the decisions of the federal cabinet, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry, who was accompanied by Federal Minister for Industry Hamad Azhar, said that the poor should not be burdened during Ramadan. Therefore, the government has approved a Ramadan package of Rs 7.8 billion. Fawad Chaudhry said that the cabinet has also approved the issuance of prohibited and non-prohibited arms licenses to six persons. Sources said that these people include the Chief Minister of Punjab, but at the same time the Interior Ministry has been directed to formulate a comprehensive policy on arms licenses. It is enough to bring in and we had such a devastated economy that it is not easy to deal with the debt burden despite all efforts. Utility stores were a ruined company, but Hamad Azhar announced today that he would be out of deficit by the end of this year. He said the cabinet had expressed concern over the growing number of cases of corona. Fawad Chaudhry said that Hamad Azhar said on the occasion that subsidy would be given at Rs 40 per kg on sugar, Rs 20 per liter on oil, Rs 20 per kg on dates and Rs 10 per kg on rice at utility stores. During the Rabi season, farmers used the highest amount of urea in ten years. Approval was given for setting up of two private urea plants.  7.8% growth. At the moment, the industry seems to be doing well. Federal Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain and Federal Minister for Industry and Production Hamad Azhar have said that action will be taken against oil marketing companies violating the law. PDM is a group of political orphans. Mahmood Achakzai: People like Aftab Sherpao are asking to resign. All those who have no part in the system are calling for resignations. However, it is expected that the PPP and PML-N will not make such a decision. Even if they decide, we will see who listens.