All ministers directed to clear dues to enable media houses pay salaries and outstanding amounts of media workers before Eid.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz said, while briefing media about decisions taken at federal cabinet’s meeting.
Prime Minister Imran Khan presided over the cabinet meeting in Islamabad today (Tuesday).
All ministers directed to clear dues
Shibli Faraz said Prime Minister Imran Khan was briefed about outstanding dues of various media houses owed to different ministries.
He said the Prime Minister instructed all the ministries to clear their dues so that media houses can pay salaries and outstanding amounts of media workers before Eid.
The Minister said Imran Khan also sought detail of illegal recruitment in various ministries and 27 divisions and departments of the federal governments submitted a list of 638 such people who were inducted in violation of laid down procedure. He said rest of the ministries have been directed to submit detail of illegal recruitment in one week.
He said action is being taken against illegal recruitments from August 2016 onwards.
Shibli Faraz said the cabinet has also constituted a committee in the chairmanship of Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan to prepare a legal framework to outsource country’s airports so that they can be brought to the level of international standard.
The Minister said the federal cabinet also discussed to improve Telemetry System to ensure just distribution of water among provinces as per their share.
Responding to a question, the Minister said report of the inquiry commission on the sugar scandal would be released very soon.
In response to another query, he said jobs of employees of the airports will be secured.
He said the downtrodden segment of society is very important segment for the Prime Minister.
Answering a question, the Minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan will address to the World Economic Forum tomorrow, via video link.
He said Imran Khan would talk about his initiative for global debt relief.
Syed Shibli Faraz said the cabinet has also approved export of locally manufactured surplus protective gear regarding COVID-19.
He said the cabinet also approved appointment of community welfare attaches in various countries to facilitate overseas Pakistanis there.