Federal cabinet approves national internal security, transport, films and culture policies


ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday approved the National Internal Security Policy 2018-2023, National Transport Policy of Pakistan, 2018, National Films Policy and National Culture Policy.

The federal cabinet met here at the Prime Minister (PM) House with PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair and approved the appointment of National Engineering Services Pakistan Limited (NESPAK) managing director and the board of directors of National Security Printing Corporation of Pakistan (NSPC).

Appointment of a director general of Civil Aviation Authority, on acting charge basis, was also approved in the meeting. The meeting ratified the decisions taken by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet in its meetings held on May 17 to 20.

Decisions of the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCE), taken during its meetings held on May 7,8,9,10,11 and 14, were ratified. The meeting also ratified the decisions of the Cabinet Committee for Disposal of Legislative Cases (CCLC) in its meetings held on May 23 to 24.

The cabinet approved a memorandum of agreement between the Ministry of Commerce, Pakistan and the Department of Trade and Industry Government of the Republic of Philippines, on rice trade.

The meeting approved the name of Mujeeb Ahmed Khan for appointment as chairman of Intellectual Property Organisation of Pakistan. Re-constitution of IPO Policy Board was approved. The federal cabinet also approved appointments of District and Sessions Judge (D&SJ) Raja Qamar-uz-Zaman as judge at Banking Court-II Multan, D&SJ Muhammad Tanveer Akbar as judge at Banking Court-I Lahore, D&SJ Muzzamil Shah Khattak as judge at Banking Court-II, Peshawar, D&SJ Aamer Nazir Bhatti as judge at Banking Court, Abbottabad, Arshad Hussain Bhutta as judge Special Court (Customs, Taxation and Anti-Smuggling) Rawalpindi, and appointment of Judicial Member (BS-21) Customs Appellate Tribunal, Bench-II and Bench-III, Karachi.

Appointment of four members on the board of governors of Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan was approved. The meeting further approved expansion and appointments to the board of governors of Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF).

The federal cabinet approved the issuance of Charter License, Class-II (Domestic) to K-2 Airways (Pvt) Ltd.

Discussing the issue of Cane Purchase Receipt (CPR), the meeting emphasised the need for streamlining the payment mechanism to the farmers and suggested that the provincial governments may ensure that instead of being issued CPRs or blank paper receipts, bank cheques should be issued to the farmers by the sugar mills.

Moreover, the meeting approved a proposal for transfer of the subjects of boy scouts and girl guides, youth activities and movements and scholarship schemes from the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination to the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training. The cabinet approved reconstitution of the 8th Wage Board for Newspapers Employees by appointing two additional members on the board.

A proposal for reconstitution of the board for the Board of Investment was also approved. In addition, amendment in the rules of Acceding States (Abolition of Privy Purses and Privileges) Order, 1972 (President’s Order No 15 of 1972)- enhancement of maintenance allowance was approved.

The federal cabinet also approved Cancer Control Programme formulated by the Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination.