Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired a meeting of the Federal Cabinet at PM Office today. The Cabinet lauded the efforts of former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Ministry of Power and the Cabinet Committee on Energy to have achieved the milestone of enhanced power generation which stands greater than the demand of electricity. The Prime Minister stated that the government is cognizant of the problems faced by consumers in view of the power shortage and therefore is focusing on providing relief to the domestic and industrial consumers.
The Prime Minister informed the Cabinet that several power projects are still in the implementation stage that would further enhance the generation capacity. The Cabinet approved signing of Agreement on Economic Cooperation for the Establishment of Joint Commission between Pakistan and Czech Republic. The Cabinet approved a proposal for the Regulations of Arms Licenses for Prohibited (Automatic) Weapons and Lifting of Ban on Non-Prohibited Bore Arms License. According to the proposal, all Automatic weapons shall be required to be converted to Semi-Automatic by authorized dealers within a specified time and get new licenses in lieu of the previously issued licenses. Alternately, the weapon holder will also have the option of returning their automatic weapon to the Government at the prescribed rate.
The Cabinet accorded approval for the filling up of vacant positions in the PEMRA Council of Complaints in regions of Sind, Islamabad, Lahore and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Approvals were also accorded for establishment of One Bench of Customs Appellate Tribunalat Quetta. The Cabinet offered prayers for the martyrs of North Waziristan explosion that occurred today.