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Cabinet approves re-appointment of Brig. (R) Shujah as CEO of PSM for further one year

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November 3, 2021 (MLN): Federal Cabinet has approved the re-appointment of Brig. (R) Shujah Hassan Khurazmi S.I.(M) as CEO Pakistan Steel Mills for a further one year.

The Cabinet, which met in Islamabad with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair, was given a detailed briefing regarding vacant positions of CEOs / Heads of Organizations by Ministries of Commerce and Information & Broadcasting

Commerce Ministry informed that existing vacancies are not being filled as these organizations are being merged. Ministry of Information & Broadcasting informed that process of appointments is underway. Cabinet approved the amendment in Rules of Business, 1973. After the amendment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence will undertake maintenance of their buildings and will only require a NOC from the Minister of Housing.

In addition, Cabinet also approved the appointment of Muhammad Sulaiman Malik as CEO of Central Power Generation Company Ltd and approved the additional charge of Tanveer Ahmed Jaffri as CEO LakhraPower Generation Company Ltd.

Furthermore, Cabinet approved appointments of Bilal Arshad as CEO, Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO), Muhammad Azfar Ahsan as Chairman, Board of Investment, and Dr. Inayat Hussain as Deputy Governor State Bank of Pakistan.

The Cabinet was also briefed about the introduction of Electronic Voting machines and voting rights for overseas Pakistanis.

Moreover, Advisor Finance provided a briefing on comparative prices of essential items. The Cabinet was informed that Consumer Price Index recorded a weekly increase of 1.23 %. Prices of 22 essential items remained unchanged. Except for Vegetable Oil and Tea, prices of other items including flour, pulses, tomato, onion, chicken and petroleum products, Pakistan has the lowest prices in the region.

The Cabinet was informed that prices of flour, pulses and sugar are higher in Sind as compared to other provinces. Cabinet expressed concern over higher prices of essential commodities in Sind.

In order to provide subsidies on essential commodities to the poor, Cabinet accorded in-principal approval for Ehsaas Targeted Commodity Subsidy Program.

Apart from this, Cabinet received a briefing on allotment and quota policy by Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation. In order to provide integrated policy and strategy for new or existing programs of socio-economic uplift of the poor, Cabinet approved Ehsaas Ordinance, 2021.

Cabinet also approved the promulgation of an ordinance to rectify the affairs of the Pakistan Nursing Council.

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Posted on: 2021-11-03T12:12:54+05:00