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Cabinet approves extradition treaty with China, Saudi Arabia

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Wednesday chaired a meeting of the federal cabinet at Prime Minister’s Office on Wednesday in which the cabinet approved the signing of a treaty for the transfer of sentenced persons between Pakistan and China.

Approval for the signing of an agreement between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia for transfer of convicted individuals was also granted.

The cabinet further approved a government to government agreement for the rendering of services by NADRA to the government of Somalia for the development of Somali National Identification System.

Prevention of Smuggling of Migrants Act, 2018 was also approved.

The cabinet also granted approval to the appointment of Ghulam Taqi Sajid as Drug Court, Islamabad chairman, whereas appointment of District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Akram as Special Court (Control of Narcotic Substances), Rawalpindi judge was also approved.

Moreover, the Cabinet approved the appointment of Fida Mohammad Wazir as Public Procurement Regulatory authority (PPRA) managing director. Besides that, appointment of Mohammad Naveed as Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) member (finance) was also approved and it was decided that Naveed would also work as PTA chairman for three months.

The cabinet further approved a proposal to delete 11 items from the compulsory certification mark scheme of Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA), while three items would be added to the list. The items added to compulsory certification mark scheme include liquid tea/coffee whitener, powder tea/coffee whitener and refined palm oil.

Approval was also accorded to notify maximum retail prices of 139 new additional pack sizes of already registered drugs which will help to reduce the prices of these drugs.

Furthermore, the appointment of Abdul Aleem Memon as PSQCA director-general was also approved.

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