Federal Cabinet directs to ensure power supply during Ramadan

Federal cabinet

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan says next budget will meet public aspirations and all allied parties will be taken into confidence before the next budget session of parliament. 

Briefing media in Islamabad regarding decisions taken in federal cabinet meeting on Tuesday, the Special Assistant said the cabinet reviewed the issue of energy in depth and the power division was directed to ensure power supply during Sehr and Iftar during Ramazan.

She said the cabinet ratified the ECC decisions of the previous meeting. 

Firdous Ashiq Awan said the cabinet was briefed by Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood regarding initiatives to bring 30,000 Madaris into mainstream. She said they will be linked with the Ministry and act independently.

The education minister apprised the cabinet that one-window registration of these Madaris is important as well as monitoring of their funding.

Education Ministry will also support and give facilities to foreign students studying in these Madaris.

In addition, vocational training and capacity building of Madaris students are also essential in order to give them an opportunity to earn living after graduation. 

The cabinet ratified agreement on technical cooperation between Pakistan and Brazil.

It also gave approval to annual report of SECP that will be presented to cabinet.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister said the cabinet also approved abolishing of allocation entertainment and gifts in ministries and public sector organizations.  It granted approval for extension in acting charge of Chairman Export Processing Zone.

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