LONDON (Staff Report) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will chair meetings of the Federal Cabinet on budget, and the National Economic Council via Skype.

The decision was taken in a high-level meeting held at Prime Minister House, which was attended by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, among others.

The meeting decided to seek the premier’s approval on the national budget via Skype.

The Prime Minister is currently in London, where he will undergo open-heart surgery on Tuesday. He will return to country after recovering from the surgery on the advice of doctors.

The meetings of federal cabinet and NEC have been summoned on May 30.