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CCI Meeting: PM assures equal treatment in funds distributions

ISLAMABAD (May 02, 2017): Prime Minister Nawaz Sahirf has assured provinces that the Federal Government would not met out discriminatory treatment to any province regarding distribution of funds among federating units.

The Prime Minister stated this while addressing a meeting of Council of Common Interests (CCI), which held here with him in the chair.

Addressing the meeting, the Prime Minister said that the center would treat all provinces equally and evenly with regard to distribution of funds.

The 31st meeting of the CCI discussed matters pertaining to distribution of gas and other natural resources amongst the provinces as well as the proposed national LNG policy. Energy and hydel projects also discussed during the meeting.

Progress report over the task accomplished during the first phase of the population and housing census by the officials of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics was presented in the meeting.  The second phase of the census is currently underway in 87 selected districts.

The meeting was attended by the provincial chief ministers, Federal Ministers for Finance, Water and Power, SAFRON, Planning, Petroleum, Overseas Pakistanis, Religious Affairs, Defence Production and Climate Change.

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