Federal Cabinet endorses PM’s resolve to hold across the board accountability

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Federal Cabinet has endorsed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s resolve for holding across the board accountability with the approach that no one is above the law.

Briefing media on cabinet meeting in Islamabad today (Monday), Special Assistant on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan said PTI government came to power to uphold justice and rule of law in the country.

She said Law Minister Farogh Nasim briefed the cabinet in detail on facts leading to references forwarded to Supreme Judicial Council about three judges.

The Special Assistant said the cabinet endorsed forwarding of the reference to the Supreme Judicial Council by the Law Ministry after stringent verifications.

She said the Supreme Judicial Council is going to decide the matter, therefore, the media need not to hold debate or make speculations on the issue.

The Special Assistant said the cabinet ratified the decisions of ECC meeting held on 30th of last month.

The cabinet was apprised in detail on the damage caused to wheat crop due to hailstorm and excessive rains.

It was told that over 27.9 million tons wheat is available as stock while consumption is 25.8 million tons, and there is no issue of food scarcity.

The Special Assistant said 2,511 Chinese nationals working in CPEC projects have been given visa extension for one year.

She congratulated Minister for Power Omar Ayub for ensuring load-shedding free Ramzan. She said all efforts will be made for zero load-shedding on Eid.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to take steps on priority basis to ensure the well-being of disabled persons.

He gave the directions during cabinet meeting in Islamabad today. He said protection and well-being of disabled persons is top most priority of the government.

He lamented that the state could not play its role in this regard in past.

The Prime Minister said the two percent quota for special people in jobs will be ensured.

He said two per cent quota has also been reserved for disabled people in the Naya Pakistan Housing programme.

Imran Khan said the delivery of health insurance card to the disabled people will also be ensured.

He said the facilities for immobilized people will be taken care of in buildings and public spaces.