Govt postponed petrol price hike: Awan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to PM (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Aashiq Awan said on Tuesday the government has postponed petrol price hike and the Prime Minister Imran Khan has referred the matter to the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC).

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Addressing media briefing after a cabinet meeting, Dr Awan said 13 point agenda was presented in the cabinet in which promotion of mutual trade with China following PM’s visit was discussed.

Awan said during the month of Ramadan, the office timings will be from 10am to 4pm and a committee has been formed to prevent loadshedding during the month.

Awan said in the meeting, governmental reforms were discussed in detail while the Federal Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi briefed the cabinet on PM’s visit of China.

Awan said the cabinet is about to present municipality model of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in Punjab while the cabinet was taken into confidence on the new municipal system of Punjab. She said the constitutional reforms for the availability of affordable and timely acquisition of justice was also discussed.

Awan said bills for the protection of women’s right in inheritance and jurisdictional reforms to be presented in the house and the time allocated for case settlement has been determined. She said the bankruptcy cases will be settled within one and half to two years.

Awan said the bill for corporal punishment is also to be presented in the house along with the child sexual abuse bill. She said informers of the corruption will be given protection.

Awan said the circular debt of Rs1300 billion will be audited and in the next cabinet meeting facts about the debt will be presented.

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