PM Abbasi calls cabinet meeting today

  • PM will approve ad hoc relief for the federal and state ministers
  • He will announce 10% increase in salaries of parliamentary secretaries, MNAs and others

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is set to preside over a meeting of the Cabinet on Tuesday (today) to discuss ongoing projects and security situation, besides approving some recommendations, Geo News reported.

In the meeting, which will be held at 8pm, the prime minister will be briefed by ministers regarding their departments. The interior ministry will inform the PM about details on issuance of arms licences. He will also be briefed about electoral reforms bill in the meeting.

Geo News quoting sources stated that the prime minister will approve ad hoc relief for the federal and state ministers, besides announcing 10 per cent increase in salaries of the Cabinet chairperson, deputy chairperson of the Senate, parliamentary secretaries and MNAs.

The projects, which were announced by the prime minister during his visit to Sindh for Karachi and Hyderabad, would be part of the discussion. These projects will be overlooked by the federal government through governor. The PM had approved allocation of Rs25 billion for projects in Karachi and Rs5 billion for Hyderabad.