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Federal Cabinet decided to send two ministers to Gwadar for talks

Federal cabinet decides to send two ministers to Gwadar for talks with protesters

Islamabad– The federal cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan decided to send two ministers to Gwadar for talks with the protesters.
The prime minister directed Federal Ministers Asad Umar and Zubeida Jalal to visit Gwadar as soon as possible so that recommendations could be formulated for quick resolution of the problems of the people of Gwadar.
The cabinet was informed that there is no shortage of urea in the country at present. However, to ensure supply of urea fertilizer for Rabi crop in the country, Sui Northern Gas Company will supply gas to urea plants by January 2022. Moreover, gas supply to Pak Arab and Fatima Fertilizer Plants will be ensured.
The forum expressed satisfaction over the current stock and price of sugar. The prime minister directed that the strategic reserves of sugar be maintained so that prices remain stable. On the humanitarian grounds, the process of obtaining Pakistani visas for Afghans has been further eased. After this decision, the security clearance required for obtaining a visa has been reduced from 30 days to 15 days.
SAPM Dr Faisal Sultan gave a briefing on the preventive measures regarding the new type of Corona variant, Omicron. The cabinet emphasized on the need to increase vaccinations, maintaining social distance and wearing masks.
The cabinet welcomed the ECP’s decision to use electronic voting machine in the local body elections in Islamabad. It was given a detailed briefing on the schedule regarding delivery and use of electronic voting machines at all polling stations in the country and training of staff. The cabinet expressed its firm resolve to hold the next elections through electronic voting machines after the implementation of laws regarding electronic voting machines and voting rights for Overseas Pakistanis.
Advisor Finance Shaukat Tarin presented a comparative review of the prices of essential commodities to the federal cabinet. The weekly inflation rate has come down by 0.07%. Prices of sugar, flour and household items have decreased. Collectively, prices of 09 items decreased. Prices of 23 items remained stable.
The forum also decided to further facilitate the registration process of international NGOs working for the welfare and assistance of the Afghan people. This decision has been made on humanitarian grounds and to aid people of Afghanistan.

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