Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The federal cabinet has approved converting the Prime Minister House into a high-level research university. This was informed by Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry while briefing the media.

The approval was granted in the cabinet meeting chaired by PM Imran Khan here on Thursday.

The cabinet also gave approval for the agreements discussed between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia during a visit of the Kingdom’s delegation last week, Chaudhry said.

The information minister added that the total number of PM House employees was 528, which now stands at only 5. The other employees have been added in surplus pool.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also expressed satisfaction over the passing of the “The Finance Supplementary (Amendment) Bill, 2018″ in the National Assembly with a majority vote on Wednesday.

The federal ministers also presented their performance reports in the cabinet meeting.

Later briefing the media about the Federal Cabinet meeting, the Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said that illegal appointments of the former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar have been annulled, adding that these appointments were made violating rules and regulations.

The Federal Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have agreed upon signing a MoU on the establishment of Oil Refinery in Gwadar. He said that MoU expected to be signed by Pakistan State Oil (PSO) and Aramco next month.

Ghulam Sarwar said that China has no objection over the Saudi investment.