ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister chairing the federal cabinet meeting in Islamabad today expressed the determination to pass on the fruits of improving the economy to the people.
Briefing newsmen on cabinet meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan along with Law Minister Dr. Farogh Naseem, said Prime Minister updated the cabinet on improving economic indicators of the country.
Congratulating the government’s economic team on these achievements, he said for the first time the current account deficit has decreased in the country due to measures taken by the government’s economic team. He said the improvement of economic indicators has restored the confidence of local and foreign investors.
The Prime Minister directed all ministries and departments to accelerate efforts in the implementation of people-friendly policies of the government. The Prime Minister directed that each ministry should assess its performance on a monthly basis regarding providing relief to people.
The cabinet discussed the importance of alternative energy in the overall energy mix and how to increase its share. It approved the new renewable energy policy in principle.
Special Assistant said the cabinet endorsed the decisions of the Economic Coordination Committee’s last meeting.
It also formally approved the decisions made in the JCC meeting between Pakistan and China.
The cabinet also gave approval to National Tariff Policy.
The cabinet discussed the issue of appointments at 134 vacant senior posts in various ministries and departments. The forum was apprised that on 89 positions, people are working on the additional charges.