Islamabad (February 13, 2018): The Federal Cabinet has expressed satisfaction over the surplus generation capacity in the power sector and reiterated that the government is committed to ensure uninterrupted power supply to consumers.
The meeting of the Cabinet was held in Islamabad on Tuesday with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair.
The Cabinet offered Fateha for the departed souls of renowned lawyer, human rights activist Asma Jahangir and late Mir Hazar Khan Bijrani.The Cabinet gave approval for signing of Inter-Governmental Agreement between Ministry of Energy (Petroleum Division) of Pakistan and Ministry of Oil and Gas, Sultanate of Oman for supply of Liquefied Natural Gas and POL products on Government to Government basis.
Approval was also given for signing of Inter Government Agreement and Letter of Intent on Cooperation in the field of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) between Pakistan and Italy.
The cabinet gave permission to allow transit of 01×20 feet container STC containing eight packages of spare parts of Toyota vehicles of UNMA from Karachi to Kabul.
It accorded approval, in principle, to Anti-Terrorism (Freezing and Seizure) Rules, 2018.The meeting accorded its approval to the notification of WAPDA Hydro-Electric Tariff for the FY 2017-18 determined by NEPRA and further directed that the process of tariff determination for AJK should be initiated.
The federal cabinet ratified the decisions of Cabinet Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) taken during its meeting held on 12-01-2018. It was further decided that cabinet would be briefed in detail on CPEC.
The cabinet directed that the process of filling up vacant positions of the heads of organizations in various ministries be expedited.It expressed satisfaction over the surplus generation capacity in the power sector. It was reiterated that the government was committed to ensure uninterrupted power supply to consumers.
The federal cabinet also directed for early operationalization of new Islamabad International Airport.