The Federal Cabinet on Wednesday took several decisions for recovery of corruption money and the wealth stashed abroad illegally.
While talking to the media Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry talked about the important decisions taken in the today's Cabinet meeting.
Fawad told the media that, Cabinet has decided to form a task force to bring back looted money which has been illegally stashed abroad.
A unit has also been established at the PM House to overlook the process of bringing back money from abroad. This task force will submit a report to the prime minister and Supreme Court every two weeks.
"The whistleblower law is being enforced immediately through ordinance envisaging reward worth 20% for those who would help recover such money", Fawad told. The names of the informers would be kept confidential, he further stated.
He said the Prime Minister has directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to despatch a high powered delegation to Switzerland to expedite ratification of the treaty on exchange of information on bank accounts. He said the treaty was signed in 2013 but was not ratified.
Minister for Information said eighty billion rupees have been saved and returned back to Finance Ministry due to the stopping of discretionary funds by the prime minister. He said schemes like Prime Minister's Laptop Scheme have been abolished and the money returned to the Finance Ministry.
A task force has been constituted on education led by Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood. It will include prominent educationalists, representatives of Madaris and skill development. The first objective is to bring 250 million out of school children to education network.
A uniform school education and certification system would be enforced throughout the country. It has been decided to consult with provinces regarding raising of school fee by the private schools.
In addition, it has been decided that funds will be spent on establishing centres for street children and women.
The cabinet has directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to collect data of over 10,000 Pakistanis incarcerated in various countries. Of these, 3,000 are in Iran mostly on drug-related offences. As Iran has amended its anti-drug law in recent days, it is hoped a large number of Pakistanis will get relief, Fawad added.
The minister further told that Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to improve its attitude with overseas Pakistanis. A strict notice will be taken if complaints are received against the attitude of staff deputed at foreign missions and embassies worldwide.