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Federal Cabinet decides to continue ban on Tehreek e Labbaik Pakistan

Federal Cabinet decides to continue ban on Tehreek e Labbaik

Federal Cabinet decides to continue ban on Tehreek e Labbaik Pakistan.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain stated this, while while briefing the media, in Islamabad this afternoon.

He shared details of decisions the Federal Cabinet made during its meeting in Islamabad today (Tuesday).

Prime Minister Imran Khan presided the meeting.

Federal Cabinet decides to continue ban on Tehreek e Labbaik

Fawad further said the cabinet approved Interior Ministry’s report recommending the ban on TLP to continue.

He said the government imposed ban on TLP on merit and in light of solid facts.

Because the organization remained involved in arson and torture of police personnel.

He said the Law Ministry is working to get the election symbol of TLP cancelled as per law.

Moreover, the Minister said the cabinet gave approval of 15 percent special allowance in the salaries of the armed forces.

Besides 10 percent increase already proposed in the federal budget 2021-22 to bring the salaries at par with other departments.

He said the Prime Minister also instructed to extend this facility to Rangers and FC as they were not included initially. He further said it was also approved to fix retail prices of 49 medicines.

Fawad said the cabinet was informed that Saudi Arabia would release 85 Pakistani prisoners on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha. He said a special plane would be dispatched to bring them back from Saudi Arabia.

He said the government is also making strenuous efforts to bring Pakistani citizens detained in different countries on minor charges.

Voting

He said a detailed briefing was given on Electronic Voting Machine, Internet-Voting, biometric.

Moreover, he said EVM is vital to ensure transparency in the next general election.

To this effect, the cabinet was informed that unanimity of views has emerged on several issues and efforts are being made to sort out the remaining points.

Regarding Covid situation in Pakistan, Chaudhry Fawad said 20 million people have so far been vaccinated.

He said over half million people were vaccinated yesterday alone, which is the highest number since the start of vaccination drive.

Fawad also urged the people to observe Standard Operating Procedures to prevent spread of the pandemic and to get them vaccinated.

He further said cases in Karachi and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa increased in last few days, while situation in Punjab is under control.

Asset Management Company

The Minister said they are establishing Asset Management Company to manage the properties of the federal government.

He said the Prime Minister expressed concerns on the depleting green areas in Islamabad due to unplanned expansion of residential societies.

He said the Prime Minister also directed different institutions, including Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Air Force, to remove fences from their properties to protect green areas.

Chaudhry Fawad said Imran Khan also instructed the Chairman of Capital Development Authority to make the federal capital an encroachment free area.

He said the PM also directed to take necessary measures to allow common people in VVIP clubs.

The Minister said that the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions presented a report on Afghan Refugees in Pakistan.

He said the international community should extend maximum cooperation to bring peace in Afghanistan.

Furthermore, Fawad suggested they should also resolve the issue of Afghan refugees.

GTV

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