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PM Imran Chairs CCI Meeting

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday chaired the 44th meeting of the Council of Common Interest (CCI) here in Islamabad.

The meeting, attended by all chief ministers, agreed over establishing CCI’s permanent secretariat as required under Article 154(3) of the Constitution.

It would be for the first time that a permanent secretariat of the CCI being established to meet the long-overdue constitutional requirement.

The matter related to notifying census-2017 results also came under discussion in the meeting. The participants of the meeting decided to hold a virtual meeting on Monday to take a final decision on the issue.

On the issue of import of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and implementation of Article 158 and 172(3) of the constitution, it was decided to constitute a committee comprising of minister for planning, minister for energy and special assistant to PM for power and petroleum

The committee will hold consultations with the provinces. The CCI also approved amendments in petroleum (exploration and production) policy 2012.

Moreover, the implementation report of the previously taken decisions of CCI was also presented before the meeting. The meeting also approved NEPRA’s annual report for 2019-20 and state of industry report 2020.