Medical university to be set up in Islamabad


The Federal Cabinet approved amendments in election laws in the spirit of the 18th constitutional amendment and decided to establish a medical university at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences.
Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said that the university would be named after Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. It would be a federal government chartered university to impart post-graduate medical education. The cabinet decided to give an autonomous status to the Climate Change Impact Study Centre. The meeting allowed the initiation of negotiations with Saudi Arabia for export financing of fertilizer to be imported from United Kingdom. It also approved a draft of the National Counter Terrorism Authority Bill. The authority would handle the threat of terrorism‚ carry out research and draw up strategies for the purpose. The cabinet gave its approval to the interior ministry to sign a security cooperation agreement with Iran.
Kaira said that negotiations were being carried out between OGRA and CNG owners Association to determine a judicious pricing formula for CNG. He said that the government was acting as a facilitator.