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Prime Minister, Justice (Retd.) Nasir-ul-Mulk chaired a meeting of the caretaker Federal Cabinet at the Prime Minister’s Office. Secretary Interior gave a detailed briefing to the Cabinet about the functions of the ministry and its various attached departments. He also briefed the meeting on various legislative and administrative policy initiatives taken for ensuring internal security and law and order in the country.
The Interior Secretary also briefed the Cabinet on various measures being taken by the Interior Ministry to assist the Election Commission of Pakistan and the provincial governments for holding free, fair and peaceful elections. Dr Shamshad Akhter – Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs – gave an overview of the economy and the present situation of various economic indicators.
Prime Minister asked for a comprehensive plan to be drafted, that would guide the upcoming government to kick-start improvement of the sector, specifically its efficiency and sustainability.
While noting the satisfactory GDP growth rate of around 6%, the Cabinet underscored the need for taking immediate measures within the mandate of the caretaker government to address certain issues related to the balance of payment, fiscal and debt sustainability and better management of public sector enterprises.
The Caretaker Prime Minister directed the Finance division to formulate a comprehensive strategy containing immediate measures as well as a blueprint of a long-term structural reform package for the consideration of the incoming elected government.
Prior to this, the caretaker Prime Minister also chaired a meeting with the Power Division to discuss the current load shedding situation. He asked for a comprehensive plan to be drafted, that would guide the upcoming government to kick-start improvement of the sector, specifically its efficiency and sustainability.
The federal governments were also told to gather sufficient administrative support from the provincial governments, in order to help the power ministry to address the ongoing issues. More importantly, administrative and enforcement issues that resulted in high system losses and power theft.