Electronic Voting Machines as well as ensuring that Pakistanis abroad are given the right to online vote is one of the top priorities of the present government.
He said electronic voting machines are of key importance to ensure transparency of the whole electoral process.
Cabinet approved proposed National Action Plan for Protection of Business and Human Rights.
*Cabinet also approved obtaining Pakistan Online Visa System for 191 countries. Earlier, only 50 countries had this facility.
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired Federal Cabinet Meeting in Islamabad. At the beginning of the meeting, Cabinet was briefed on the introduction of electronic voting machines and giving voting rights to Pakistanis abroad. The Cabinet was informed that all stakeholders including the opposition are being consulted in this regard.
Addressing the meeting, the Prime Minister emphasized that Pakistanis abroad are the most valuable asset of the country. Electronic Voting Machines as well as ensuring that Pakistanis abroad are given the right to online vote is one of the top priorities of the present government. He said electronic voting machines are of key importance to ensure transparency of the whole electoral process.
The Cabinet was informed that the cost on motorways constructed in 2013 was found to be several times higher than the present cost.
Aviation Division briefed Cabinet on civil aviation laws relating to high rise buildings in urban areas.
The Cabinet directed that the rules and regulations for high rise buildings be finalized for which the 4-member Ministerial Committee will review international models and submit a report to the Cabinet.
In order to revive the Telephone Industry of Pakistan and and to adopt modern requirements, the Cabinet approved the summary to bring the Telephone Industry of Pakistan under the control of National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation.
– Financial Transparency & Human Rights in Public Procurement Contract
– Anti-Discrimination, Equal opportunity and Inclusion
– Human Rights due diligence
– Labor Standards & Informal Economy
– Child Labor
– Forced or Bonded Labor
– Occupational Health & Safety
– Access to Remedy
Cabinet also approved obtaining Pakistan Online Visa System for 191 countries. Earlier, only 50 countries had this facility. This initiative will boost investment and tourism in Pakistan.
Cabinet approved resignation of Karachi Port Trust Board Member Mahmood Baqi Maulvi and appointment of Saud Azim Hashmi as board member in his place.
As per the directions of the Supreme Court and the recommendations of the Drug Pricing Committee, the Cabinet approved fixing of prices of 34 medicines.
Cabinet approved assistance to Indonesia in view of COVID-19 outbreak. The assistance includes 20 ventilators, 50,000 face masks, 10,000 surgical gowns, 15,000 protection suits, 10,000 special gloves and 20,000 surgical caps.
Cabinet approved reorganization of Board of Directors of Power Information Technology Company.
Cabinet approved rules regarding Ruit e Hilal. The main points include setting up of committees at the Federal, Provincial and District levels, these committees include Meteorological Department, SUPARCO, Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Religious Affairs and penalties for unverified reporting of the Moon Sighting. Only the Federal Ruit e Hilal Committee will have the mandate to announce the Moon sighting.
Decisions taken by the Economic Coordination Committee in the meeting held on 23 September 2021 were also ratified.
The decisions taken by the Committee on Institutional Reforms in the meeting held on 9th September 2021 were also ratified.
Decisions taken by the Cabinet Committee on Energy in the meeting held on 13th and 17th September, 2021 were also ratified.
Decisions taken by the Cabinet Committee on Legislation in the Meeting of 23 September 2021 were also ratified