Islamabad (March 01, 2018): A meeting of the Federal Cabinet was held in Islamabad on Wednesday with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair.
Rejecting a proposal for increase in the prices of CNICs of specified categories, the cabinet directed Ministry of Interior and Chairman NADRA to review the proposal for the purpose of rationalization of cost of CNICs.
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The Cabinet directed Ministry of Religious Affairs to expedite framing of relevant rules in the light of directions of the Supreme Court regarding the appointment of chairman Evacuee Trust Property Board.
The meeting was briefed about the progress into arrangements for Hajj 2018. The Cabinet allowed the Ministry to carry out balloting for 50% of the total quota of Hajjis for 2018 immediately. The Cabinet considered inquiry report into corruption charges in the Kachhi Canal Project and decided to constitute a committee for suggesting implementation mechanism of the findings of the Report.The meeting also discussed Report of the committee constituted on naming new Islamabad Airport. It was decided to name it as “Islamabad International Airport”.
The Cabinet approved applicability of Islamabad Rent Restriction Ordinance, 2001 to Zone V of Islamabad and directed Interior Ministry to review the law.
The Cabinet also approved execution of various development schemes prepared by the Cabinet Committee.