Federal Cabinet approves several MoUs


Islamabad, April 25 (TNS): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired a meeting of the Federal Cabinet which approved several MoUs, says a press release issued by the Prime Minister’s Office here on Wednesday.

The Cabinet ratified the decisions taken by the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCoE) during its meetings held on 2nd and 3rd April, 2018.

The Cabinet accorded approval to Special Forces Training Agreement between Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and Pakistan Army for training in Nigeria.

The Cabinet ratified recommendation of Cabinet Committee for Disposal of Legislative Cases (CCLC) in respect of proposed amendments in Rule 26 of the Drug (Licensing, Registering & Advertising) Rule, 1976 and Amendment in the Jammu and Kashmir (Administration of Property) Rules, 1961.

The Cabinet accorded approval for appointment of Mr. Kamran Basharat Mufti, D&SJ, as Presiding Officer in the Intellectual Property Tribunal, Islamabad.

Approval was accorded for repatriation of Mr. Azam Anwar Baloch, Judge, Special Court (CNS.I), Karachi and appointment of Mr. Ghulam Mustafa Memon, District & Session Judge (BS-21) as Judge Special Court (CNS.I), Karachi in his place.

The Cabinet approved appointment of Mr. Shahid Masood Manzar as Chairman of Appellate Tribunal Inland Revenue.

Approval was accorded for amendments in the Legal Practitioners and Bar Council Act, 1973 and placement of the amended bill before the Parliament.

The Cabinet maintained its earlier decision to dissolve the Engineering Development Board (EDB) of the Ministry of Industries and Production.

The Cabinet accorded approval for signing of the following MoUs:-

MoU on Electronic Origin Data Exchange between Customs Administration under China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement;

MoU between the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus and the Customs Wing of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on cooperation in exchange of Customs Statistics Data Bilateral Trade.

MoU between the Office of the Auditor General of Pakistan and Office of Auditor General of Nepal on cooperation in Public Sector Auditing.

MoU between Department of Auditor General of Pakistan and Accounts Chamber of the Republic of Tajikistan on cooperation in Public Sector Auditing.