Federal Cabinet gives approval to table FATA Reforms Bill in NA

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Thursday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi approved placement of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Reforms Bill in the National Assembly.

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The cabinet approved an agreement between the governments of Pakistan and Russia on settlement of mutual financial claims and the obligations on operations of the former USSR.

The cabinet gave approval of Managing Director, Pakistan Software Export Board, MP-I Scale under Ministry of Information, Technology and Telecommunication and also amendment in Section 5 and Section 6 of the PEMRA Ordinance, 2002 as Amended vide PEMRA (Amendment) Act, 2007.

The cabinet approved appointment of date of coming into force of the University of Baltistan Order, 2016, ratification of notifications of tariff determinations/decisions by NEPRA issued by Power Division, implementation of Peshawar High Court Judgment in Writ Petition No4169 P/2015 on 31-01-2018, and deletion of Synthetic Fiber Development and Application Centre and Plastic Technology Centre Karachi from the Administrative Control of Textile Division.

The cabinet approved formation of a committee for implementation of the orders of Supreme Court, in Human Rights Case No623-P/2017 (in the Matter of Substandard Cardiac Stents).

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was present in the cabinet meeting. The cabinet members warmly welcomed the minister. Iqbal was injured in an assassination attempt at a corner meeting on May 6.

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