Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair a meeting of the federal cabinet in Islamabad today to mull over the COVID-19, economic and political situation of the country.

According to the details, the cabinet would discuss the appointment of the Press Council of Pakistan members besides also discussions would be held to approve a name for the chairman of the board of directors of Pakistan Expo Centres.

The cabinet would also be briefed over a hearing on the trade organization act.

The agenda also included the formation of an inspection committee for registration of fish processing plants, resolution of a dispute between railways and defence ministry over the construction of a multi-storEy building in Nowshera and review on cabinet decision regarding establishment taken during a 1997 meeting.

Moreover, the federal cabinet is likely to assign the additional responsibility of chief executive officer of the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) to an officer from a proposed panel.

It is worth mentioning here that the cabinet had earlier approved the appointment of Dr. Jabbar as the CEO of AEDB on July 30, 2019, and his appointment was notified on August 9, 2019. However, he tendered resignation on November 26, 2020, at one month’s notice.

The meeting would also approve the decisions of the cabinet sub-committee on institutional reforms taken on 17 December 2020 besides also approving a decision on cases by legislation’s sub-committee on December 31 2020.


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