PM Imran chairs federal cabinet meeting today

ISLAMABAD : In less than a week after taking oath, Prime Minister Imran Khan will preside over second meeting of the federal cabinet in Islamabad today (Friday).

The meeting will discuss future strategy of the new government in different spheres of life.

Durring the meeting, finance ministry officials will brief Imran Khan over the economic issues of the country.

The federal cabinet is expected to approve annulation of Ministry of Capital Administration and Development (CAD) and will recommend putting institutions under it in Cabinet division, informed sources.

On Monday, Imran Khan chaired the first meeting of his Cabinet during which strategies to shape the new Pakistan government s policies were discussed, hours after the President administered oath to his 21-member team.

The prime minister is also scheduled to visit Foreign Office before the Cabinet meeting where he will be briefed about the performance of Foreign Office and Pakistani diplomats.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his grief at the loss of lives in Kerala floods.  He said his country is ready to provide any humanitarian assistance.

In his tweet, Khan said: “On behalf of the people of Pakistan, we send our prayers and best wishes to those who have been devastated by the floods in Kerala, India. We stand ready to provide any humanitarian assistance that may be needed.”

The devastating floods in Kerala has left over 300 dead in a fortnight and forced nearly one million people out of their homes.